NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- Shares of

OPNET Technologies

(Nasdaq:

OPNT

) have taken a tremendous swing upward. The stock is trading at $26.68 as of 9:40 a.m. ET, 20.7% above Monday's closing price of $22.11. Volume is at 143,778, 0.6 times the daily average of 238,600.

OPNET has a market cap of $517.1 million and is part of the

technology

sector and

computer software & services

industry. Shares are down 37.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

OPNET Technologies, Inc. provides application and network performance management solutions in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 29, equal to the average computer software & services industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates OPNET as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full

OPNET Ratings Report

.

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