[b]Datalink Corporation[/b] (DTLK) is anticipated to report earnings after the closing bell on October 19, 2011. [b]Overview[/b] Datalink Corporation engages in the design, installation, and support of data center solutions to mid and large-size companies. It offers a suite of practice-specific analysis, design, implementation, management, and support services. The company was founded in 1958 and is headquartered in Chanhassen, Minnesota. [b]52 Week High: $11.50[/b] [b]52 Week Low: $3.55[/b] [b]Book Value: $4.12[/b] [b]Float Short: 0.94%[/b] Analysts are expecting an improvement of $0.01 in earnings per share compared to last quarter's results of $0.19. Investors will be [b]looking to top $0.2 per share[/b], based on the estimated mean earnings. The current trailing twelve months (ttm) P/E ratio is 16.7 The forward P/E ratio is 14.6. Looking at the price movement over the last month, the stock has fallen in price -12.24%, and changing from last year at this time 157.47%. The stock has done very well as compared to the overall market. When comparing to the S&P 500, the year to date difference is 100.46%. Revenue year-over-year has increased to $293.68 million for 2010 vs. $178.08 million for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $2.30 million for 2010 vs. $-0.56 million for 2009.The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $3.98 million for 2010 vs. $-0.45 million for 2009. [img]http://www.paid2trade.com/SAForm/BarChartPics/DTLK-revgross-10-15-11.png[/img] Differences are rounded. (Some onetime items are often excluded in reported EPS) [img]http://www.paid2trade.com/SAForm/BarChartPics/DTLK-PerShareEarningsSurprises-10-15-11.png[/img] Reported earnings per share compared to the mean estimate. Differences are rounded. [img]http://www.paid2trade.com/SAForm/BarChartPics/DTLK-ShortInterestData-10-15-11.png[/img] [img]http://www.paid2trade.com/SAForm/BarChartPics/DTLK-DaysToCoverData.php-10-15-11.png[/img] I use a proprietary blend of technical analysis, financial crowd behavior, and fundamentals in my short-term trades, and while not totally the same in longer swing trades to investments, the concepts used are similar. You may want to use this article as a starting point of your own research with your financial planner. I use Seeking Alpha, Edgar Online, and Yahoo Finance for most of my data. I use the "confirmed" symbols from earnings.com that I believe to be of the most interest.