Why 8x8 (EGHT) Stock Is Jumping Today

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of 8x8 (EGHT) were gaining 12.5% to $8.54 Thursday after beating analysts' estimates for revenue in the fiscal first quarter.

For the first quarter 8x8 reported earnings of 3 cents a share, in line with the Capital IQ Consensus Estimates of 3 cents a share. Revenue grew 29.8% year-over-year to $37.9 million, beating analysts' estimates of $37.46 million for the quarter.

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TheStreet Ratings team rates 8X8 INC as a Hold with a ratings score of C. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate 8X8 INC (EGHT) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed -- some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity."

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