Shares of Palantir Technologies (PLTR 5.81%) are falling today in spite of gains for the broader market. The company’s stock was down roughly 4.8% since 12:40 p.m. ET Wednesday together with the news of a brand-new partnership with Jacobs Engineering Group (J 0.14% ). On the other hand, Jacobs’ share price was up roughly 2.8%.

Palantir stock price┬áhas been unstable in recent months and has actually seen specifically rough trading following its fourth-quarter record in mid-February, so it’s tough to say just how much these days’s movement is linked to the news of the Jacobs collaboration or other stimulants at play.

It’s feasible that some financiers see partnering with Jacobs– instead of producing inside established, totally had solutions– as a negative sign about the company’s growth potential customers.

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So what
Jacobs published a news release today introducing that it had formed a collaboration with Palantir to create information as well as technology solutions for the facilities and national security markets. The very first software created by the companions will be a data-analytics offering for public- and private-sector consumers in water-infrastructure solutions. It will focus on making use of information analysis to enhance the procedure as well as upkeep of water as well as wastewater treatment plants.

That barely seems like problem in its very own right, yet investors may be drawing unfavorable inferences regarding what the collaboration suggests concerning Palantir’s capabilities and growth expectation.

Palantir stock has actually slid roughly 17% given that the business reported its fourth-quarter outcomes on Feb. 17. It managed to grow income 34% year over year to get to $433 million, yet investors were generally let down to see income from federal government customers grow just 26% year over year in the period.

Instead of watching the new collaboration with Jacobs as a chance to increase expansion in the infrastructure-services room, it appears the market could be let down that Palantir isn’t preparing services on its own or collaborating with one more prospective partner.

Palantir currently has a market capitalization of roughly $24 billion and also is valued about 12 times this year’s anticipated sales as well as 59 times expected modified profits.