Bsquare Stock Soars (BSQR)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Bsquare Corporation (Nasdaq: BSQR) have taken a tremendous swing upward. The stock is trading at $5.84 as of 11:50 a.m. ET, 23.1% above Thursday's closing price of $4.74. Volume is at 213,745, 4.9 times the daily average of 43,600.

Bsquare has a market cap of $50.1 million and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 46.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Bsquare Corporation provides software and engineering services to the smart device marketplace primarily in North America and Taiwan. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.9, 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 Bsquare 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, notable return on equity and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. You can view the full Bsquare Ratings Report.

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