NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Amphenol (APH - Get Report) shares are experiencing volatility in early market trading on Wednesday, up 0.15% to $52.43, after the company reported fourth quarter earnings before the opening bell today.

Weak current quarter earnings guidance is putting pressure on the company's stock today as the Wallingford, CT-based firm said that it expects to generate between $1.29 billion and $1.33 billion during the current quarter while analysts are expecting it to generate $1.34 billion during the period.

The fiber optics product manufacturer generated earnings of $193.5 million, or 63 cents per diluted share on an adjusted basis, on $1.43 billion in revenue during the quarter. Analysts on average were expecting the company to earn 59 cents per diluted share on revenue of $1.37 billion.

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TheStreet Ratings team rates AMPHENOL CORP as a Buy with a ratings score of A+. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate AMPHENOL CORP (APH) a BUY. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

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