Been an interesting month with DTLK. Took two
very profitable pokes but I still can't figure out why
it went up like a rocket the other day.
you notice this when they announced their latest
"SAN implementations could be limited by
customer reluctance to change their information system
infrastructure in the fourth quarter of 1999 due to the `Y2K
threat.' While the impact of this factor cannot yet be
determined, the overall data storage opportunity remains
significant. As we implement our growth strategy, we expect to
continue to rapidly expand our sales and technical staff
to meet the needs of the marketplace. ''
your holding long I can see no problem, BUT this stock
is acting just like a yo-yo and I love stocks like
Move due to interest in SAN players. Note
Briefing.com article "Story Stocks" after the close yesterday.
Mentioned "some of the air" being let out this stock due to
runup, but the interest is still out there. Believe we
have found new support level & should go higher given
interest in this area. Also expect some good news out of
conference, or at least should garner more interest out of
What made this company jump is effectly external
influence (big rally in all companies in the SAN business,
especially the rocketing of JNIC). DTLK is just entering
this market now. Before it was just selling storage.
The SAN market is exploding.
shortage of forecasts predicting growth. Research firm
International Data Corp. expects the market for products based
on fibre channel technology will hit $15 billion by
2002, up from $2 billion in 1998.
infrastructure companies struggle just like services companies
when the products they make turn into commodities,
become obsolete, or the market becomes saturated.
Investors considering this industry should be genuinely
interested in fibre channel, storage area networks, etc.,
If Datalink is able to capture a part of the SAN
market and if the management is sharp enough, then they
should do fine.
Did buy in at 11. A friend called me and told me
to get on board. We have been commiserating ever
since. I put a sell in at 27 last night and it ticked
off. I'm not a guru by any stretch of the imagination.
I am way to suspicious by nature. I've had my fair
share of getting nailed. I always use limits. I trade
online but for the most part I go the old fashioned way.
I have a broker I have used for years and he takes
care of me well. If you bought at 18 you should be in
good shape. Keep an ear for the report tomorrow. Bad
news could send everything tumbling. For the record I
have nothing bad to say about this company. Sorry for
the tone of my last post to you. Like an animal, when
cornered.... Trade Good
first off i'm not attacking you, , but i think
you're the one who needs to grow up, i'm not the one
telling these stories of buying in at 11 and selling at
26, you must be a guru if you knew the run was over
near 26 to sell. The reason for the big run up, we all
know is due to the fact the "sans" industry is getting
some positive news, look at all the others in the SANS
group, all up! Anyways for your comment that i must be a
trader, who got burnt in this recent run up, not true, i
am in at 18, not to bad yet? Also, i wish i had a
dollar for everytime i heard someone say "how they
bought at the low, and sold at the high" and they are
going to rebuy at the low again as your story goes,
Good luck to you!
To each their own(way of trading that is).You say
you were in at 11 out at 26.Sounds like you had a
great day.Way to go!I'm out of here, my wife's calling
me to bed.See you crazy SON OF GUNS sometime
13,000 shares at 7.5. You mean you gave up the
opportunity to make 100 grand because of a dedication to a
stock. You could have sold in the morning and bought
back in the afternoon. 100 grand. Bravo I salute your
constitution. I know that if I had the chance to make 100,000
dollars legally in one day, I would do it. And if I lost
the chance I would be real upset. You and I are
definately in a different income bracket. I wish you well
and good luck.
I tend to agree with you. If it even hints under
17 I think 13 or 14 is where it will rest. I don't
see it going under that. I was always amazed at it
hanging where it has in the past. I think 17-20 is fair
range for this company. I also think growth is
Once again thanks.
OK then. Explain to me why you think this stock
shot up 9 points in one day without any solid
foundation for it. Prove me wrong. Stop with the attacks.
Does anybody on this board know how to keep emotions
out of this? If you can't conceed that MM's play with
stocks and do minipulate prices your naive. I'm sure
your not so, prove me wrong. Believe me, if you give
me solid info I will tell you your right. I would
like to believe that DTLK isn't a tool for other
people to use. I'll wait for your reply....thanks