Why Aruba Networks (ARUN) Is Popping Aftermarket

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Aruba Markets (ARUN) is popping in aftermarket trading following a second quarter which beat sales and earnings expectations.

After the bell, shares had added 4% to $21.93. The stock climbed 6% during the regular trading session.

The company, which provides business network infrastructure, posted net income of 18 cents a share, a penny over consensus according to analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters.

In the three months to December, total sales of $176.4 million came in 13.5% higher year over year and beat estimates by $8.8 million.

"Our revenue achievement marked another record quarter," said CEO Dominic Orr in a statement. "We saw strong sales execution across our 802.11ac and Instant solutions, and our ClearPass Access Management System had a standout quarter."

TheStreet Ratings team rates ARUBA NETWORKS INC as a Hold with a ratings score of C-. The team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate ARUBA NETWORKS INC (ARUN) 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 revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow."

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