NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Research in Motion (Nasdaq: RIMM) were gapping down Friday morning with an open price 12.8% lower than Thursday's closing price. The stock closed at $15.13 Thursday and opened today's trading at $13.19.

The average volume for Research in Motion has been 21.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Research in Motion has a market cap of $7.85 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are down 74% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Research In Motion Limited (RIM) designs, manufactures, and markets wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. The company has a P/E ratio of 2.8, equal to the average telecommunications industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Research in Motion 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, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Research in Motion Ratings Report.

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