NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- Shares of

Orthovita

(Nasdaq:

VITA

) were gapping up Friday morning with an open price 25.9% higher than Thursday's closing price. The stock closed at $2.20 Thursday and opened today's trading at $2.77. The average volume for Orthovita has been 394,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Orthovita has a market cap of $163.7 million and is part of the

health care

sector and

health services

industry.

Orthovita, Inc., a specialty spine and orthopedic company, develops and markets orthobiologic and biosurgery products.

TheStreet Ratings rates Orthovita as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. You can view the full

Orthovita Ratings Report

.

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