NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- Shares of

Akamai Technologies

(Nasdaq:

AKAM

) were gapping up Thursday morning with an open price 15.2% higher than Wednesday's closing price. The stock closed at $23.78 Wednesday and opened today's trading at $27.40.

The average volume for Akamai has been 4.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Akamai has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the

technology

sector and

internet

industry. Shares are down 49.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Akamai Technologies, Inc. provides services for accelerating and improving the delivery of content and applications over the Internet in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.3, below the average internet industry P/E ratio of 23.5 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Akamai as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. You can view the full

Akamai Ratings Report

.

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