Why Shares of Aceto Corporation Jumped Today

Why Shares of Aceto Corporation Jumped Today

Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.

What: Shares of pharmaceutical distributor Aceto Corporation jumped 21% today after reporting earnings.

So what: Net sales jumped 15.7%, to $129.3 million, and net income jumped 135.2% from a year ago to a record $11.3 million. On a per-share level, the company made $0.40, which was well above the $0.25 estimate from analysts.

Now what: Pharmaceuticals continue to be a strong business for the company, with sales up 19%. The company's growth, along with the fact that it crushed earnings estimates, shows some real value in its shares, as well. Estimates for 2014 are for $1.03 per share before this beat, so at 11.5 times estimates, that will likely rise. I think there's value to be had. I also think that shares will continue to rise as profits improve, making today a buying opportunity despite the pop.

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