Shares of software-as-a-service company Salesforce.com fell Thursday in morning trading after the company announced cautious guidance for the upcoming third quarter.
Shares were trading at $55.80 by midday, down from Wednesday's close of $65.30.
Looking ahead, the company said it expects revenue in the third quarter to be between $273 million and $274 million, slightly below analysts' expectations.
Thursday, Piper Jaffray downgraded the stock from "buy" to "neutral."
The stock slip came despite a strong second quarter. Salesforce announced revenue of $263.1 million for the second quarter ended July 31, up 49 percent year-over-year, and 6 percent from the most recent quarter. Revenue from subscriptions hit $239.7 million, up from $160 million in the year-ago quarter, while services revenue rose to $23.4 million from $16.6 million in the year-ago quarter.
Net income for the quarter was $10 million, or 8 cents per share, up from $3.7 million, or 3 cents per share, in the previous year.
On Wednesday, Salesforce announced, a Chicago-based maker of call-center software, for around $31.5 million. Salesforce plans to use InStranet's technology both internally, and as a new software-as-a-service offering expected to launch within 18 months.