NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Blackboard

(Nasdaq:

BBBB

) is trading at unusually high volume Tuesday with 1.4 million shares changing hands. It is currently at four times its average daily volume and trading down $3.09 (-8.1%) at $35.08 as of 2:56 p.m. ET.

Blackboard has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the

technology

sector and

computer software & services

industry. Shares are down 7.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Blackboard Inc. provides enterprise software applications and related services to the education industry in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 79.5, equal to the average computer software & services industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 23.2.

TheStreet Ratings rates Blackboard as hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, unimpressive growth in net income and generally poor debt management. You can view the full

Blackboard Ratings Report

.

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