NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Pegasystems (Nasdaq: PEGA) were gapping down Thursday morning with an open price 19.7% lower than Wednesday's closing price. The stock closed at $37.04 Wednesday and opened today's trading at $29.75.

The average volume for Pegasystems has been 277,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Pegasystems has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 1.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Pegasystems Inc. develops, markets, licenses, and supports software to automate business processes primarily in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe. The company has a P/E ratio of 289.8, below the average computer software & services industry P/E ratio of 312.1 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Pegasystems as a hold. 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 and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. You can view the full Pegasystems Ratings Report.

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