Shares of Palantir Technologies (PLTR 5.81%) are falling today in spite of gains for the more comprehensive market.

Shares of Palantir Technologies (PLTR 5.81%) are dropping today regardless of gains for the more comprehensive market. The company’s stock was down approximately 4.8% since 12:40 p.m. ET Wednesday combined with the statement of a brand-new collaboration with Jacobs Design Team (J 0.14% ). Meanwhile, Jacobs’ share price was up approximately 2.8%.

Palantir stock price has been unpredictable in recent months and also has actually seen especially stormy trading following its fourth-quarter record in mid-February, so it’s challenging to claim just how much of today’s movement is connected to the news of the Jacobs partnership or other catalysts at play.

It’s possible that some investors see partnering with Jacobs– instead of developing inside established, totally had options– as an unfavorable sign regarding the company’s development prospects.

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So what
Jacobs published a news release today announcing that it had created a collaboration with Palantir to produce data as well as modern technology solutions for the framework and also national protection markets. The initial software application produced by the partners will be a data-analytics offering for public- as well as private-sector customers in water-infrastructure solutions. It will focus on making use of data analysis to enhance the procedure as well as upkeep of water and also wastewater treatment plants.

That hardly sounds like trouble in its very own right, yet investors could be drawing adverse reasonings about what the cooperation recommends concerning Palantir’s abilities as well as development outlook.

Palantir stock has slipped approximately 17% since the firm reported its fourth-quarter results on Feb. 17. It managed to expand income 34% year over year to get to $433 million, however capitalists were extensively dissatisfied to see earnings from federal government clients grow only 26% year over year in the period.

As opposed to watching the new partnership with Jacobs as a possibility to accelerate expansion in the infrastructure-services area, it appears the market could be dissatisfied that Palantir isn’t readying services by itself or working with one more possible partner.

Palantir currently has a market capitalization of about $24 billion as well as is valued roughly 12 times this year’s expected sales and 59 times expected modified revenues.