NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Boise (NYSE: BZ) were gapping up Friday morning with an open price 10.3% higher than Thursday's closing price. The stock closed at $5.15 Thursday and opened today's trading at $5.68.

The average volume for Boise has been 1.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Boise has a market cap of $764.7 million and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 35.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Boise Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of paper and packaging products. The company has a P/E ratio of 5.6, equal to the average consumer non-durables industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Boise as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally poor debt management, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Boise Ratings Report.

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