NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

OPNET Technologies

(Nasdaq:

OPNT

) is Monday, March 12, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 12 cents per share. At a price of $28.80 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.7%.

The average volume for OPNET has been 340,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. OPNET has a market cap of $747.7 million and is part of the

technology

sector and

computer software & services

industry. Shares are down 21.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

OPNET Technologies, Inc. provides application and network performance management solutions in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 36.1, below the average computer software & services industry P/E ratio of 44.3 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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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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