) -- Shares of

Flow International Corporation



) were gapping up Friday morning with an open price 13.4% higher than Thursday's closing price. The stock closed at $3.96 Thursday and opened today's trading at $4.49.

The average volume for Flow International has been 298,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Flow International has a market cap of $173.2 million and is part of the

industrial goods

sector and


industry. Shares are up 13.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Flow International Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a technology-based company providing waterjet cutting, surface preparation, and cleaning solutions in the United States, Europe, Asia, and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 36.4, above the average industrial industry P/E ratio of 32.9 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Flow International as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and robust revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. You can view the full

Flow International Ratings Report


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