Why Neustar (NSR) Stock Is Tumbling After Hours

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Neustar (NSR) is falling in extended trading after reporting lower-than-expected earnings in its first quarter.

After the bell, shares had taken off 2.6% to $27.50.

The real-time analytics specialist said it earned 84 cents a share over the three months to March, 4 cents lower than analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters forecast.

Revenue of $229.9 million was 6.2% higher year over year but was slightly lower than $230.12 million expected by analysts.

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TheStreet Ratings team rates NEUSTAR INC as a Buy with a ratings score of B-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate NEUSTAR INC (NSR) a BUY. This is driven by multiple strengths, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, reasonable valuation levels, increase in net income and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow."

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