Why Datalink (DTLK) Will Likely Soar on Wednesday

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Datalink (DTLK) is setting up for big gains on Wednesday after upping its fourth-quarter revenue guidance. In after-hours trading Tuesday, shares of the small-cap exploded 25.9% to $13.69.

The data center solutions company said it now expects fourth-quarter revenue of $174 million, up from a previous range of $160 million to $170 million. Net income is expected to fall between 33 cents and 37 cents a share, above previous guidance of 24 cents to 30 cents a share.

The revised range comes in well above consensus. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters had expected net income of 25 cents a share on $164.86 million in revenue.

The Chanhassen, Minn.-based business is due to report fourth-quarter financials for the period ended December on Feb. 20.

TheStreet Ratings team rates DATALINK CORP as a Hold with a ratings score of C+. The team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate DATALINK CORP (DTLK) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed -- some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins."

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