MIPS Rises On Unusually High Volume (MIPS)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- MIPS Technologies (Nasdaq: MIPS) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 2.7 million shares changing hands. It is currently at four times its average daily volume and trading up 16 cents (+3%) at $5.51 as of 3:55 p.m. ET.

MIPS has a market cap of $287.9 million and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 20% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

MIPS Technologies, Inc. provides industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital home, networking, and mobile applications primarily in the United States, Japan, the Pacific Rim, and Europe. The company has a P/E ratio of 30.2, above the average electronics industry P/E ratio of 28.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates MIPS as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have evaluated. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. You can view the full MIPS Ratings Report.

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