Shares of Palantir Technologies (PLTR 5.81%) are dropping today regardless of gains for the more comprehensive market. The business’s stock was down about 4.8% as of 12:40 p.m. ET Wednesday combined with the news of a brand-new collaboration with Jacobs Design Group (J 0.14% ). On the other hand, Jacobs’ share price was up about 2.8%.

Palantir stock forecast¬†has actually been unstable in current months and has seen specifically unstable trading following its fourth-quarter record in mid-February, so it’s challenging to claim just how much these days’s movement is linked to the information of the Jacobs collaboration or other drivers at play.

It’s possible that some investors see partnering with Jacobs– as opposed to developing inside established, totally had services– as an unfavorable indicator regarding the business’s growth prospects.

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So what
Jacobs published a news release today announcing that it had actually developed a collaboration with Palantir to create information as well as modern technology solutions for the infrastructure and also national safety markets. The first software application created by the companions will be a data-analytics offering for public- and private-sector clients in water-infrastructure solutions. It will certainly focus on using information analysis to improve the operation and also upkeep of water and also wastewater therapy plants.

That barely sounds like problem in its very own right, however investors may be drawing negative inferences regarding what the partnership recommends regarding Palantir’s capacities and also development outlook.

Palantir stock has slid about 17% given that the company reported its fourth-quarter results on Feb. 17. It managed to grow profits 34% year over year to reach $433 million, however investors were broadly let down to see income from government customers grow just 26% year over year in the period.

As opposed to seeing the brand-new collaboration with Jacobs as a possibility to accelerate growth in the infrastructure-services area, it appears the market could be disappointed that Palantir isn’t readying services on its own or working with one more possible partner.

Palantir now has a market capitalization of about $24 billion and also is valued roughly 12 times this year’s anticipated sales and also 59 times anticipated modified earnings.