It's not easy being on top of the world. Sometimes there's nowhere to go but down. Just ask Aviall Inc., one of Wall Street's hottest aviation plays this year. Aviall, which sells aircraft replacement parts made by original equipment manufacturers, announced a 13% increase in third-quarter sales from a year earlier, to $334 million, and a 37% hike in earnings. The market's response: a sell-off that sent the company's stock price tumbling about 15%. The problem is that investors had ...

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