NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- This past couple of weeks has been full of surprises, primarily on the earnings front, for a number of smaller names that I own or follow.As a value investor, I don't focus a great deal of attention on a single quarter's release. Unless there's a game-changing event that is contrary to the reasons that I took a position in the first place, it is unlikely that I'd close a position based on a disappointing number. By the same token, it is good to see incremental progress, especially in cases when I've taken a position in "fixer-uppers" or long-shots that are facing challenges and trying a turn-around.
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