Why Mellanox Technologies (MLNX) Stock Is Up Today

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Mellanox Technologies (MLNX) was gaining 15.2% to $43.28 Friday after beating analysts' expectations for earnings in the second quarter.

The company reported earnings of 15 cents a share for the second quarter, beating the Capital IQ Consensus Estimate of 10 cents a share by 5 cents. Revenue grew 4.5% year-over-year to $102.6 million for the quarter, in line with analysts' expectations.

Mellanox said it expects revenue of $114 million to $118 million for the third quarter. Analysts expect revenue of $114.4 million for the third quarter.

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TheStreet Ratings team rates MELLANOX TECHNOLOGIES LTD as a Hold with a ratings score of C-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate MELLANOX TECHNOLOGIES LTD (MLNX) 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 good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself."

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