NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Synovis Life Technologies (Nasdaq: SYNO) were gapping up Tuesday morning with an open price 50.5% higher than Monday's closing price. The stock closed at $18.44 Monday and opened today's trading at $27.75.

The average volume for Synovis Life has been 45,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Synovis Life has a market cap of $216.1 million and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 16.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Synovis Life Technologies, Inc., a medical device company, develops, manufactures, and markets mechanical and biological products used by surgical specialties for the repair of soft tissue damaged or destroyed by disease or injury. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.7, equal to the average health services industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Synovis Life 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, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Synovis Life Ratings Report.

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