NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- Shares of

NCI

(Nasdaq:

NCIT

) have taken a tremendous swing upward. The stock is trading at $4.17 as of 10:40 a.m. ET, 22.6% above Tuesday's closing price of $3.40. Volume is at 172,474, two times the daily average of 88,200.

NCI has a market cap of $29.1 million and is part of the

technology

sector and

computer software & services

industry. Shares are down 71.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

NCI, Inc. provides information technology (IT) and professional services and solutions to the United States Federal Government defense, intelligence, and civilian agencies. The company has a P/E ratio of five, equal to the average computer software & services industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates NCI 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, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full

NCI Ratings Report

.

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