NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Flow International Corporation (Nasdaq: FLOW) were gapping up Friday morning with an open price 13.4% higher than Thursday's closing price. The stock closed at $3.96 Thursday and opened today's trading at $4.49. The average volume for Flow International has been 298,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Flow International has a market cap of $173.2 million and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 13.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Flow International Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a technology-based company providing waterjet cutting, surface preparation, and cleaning solutions in the United States, Europe, Asia, and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 36.4, above the average industrial industry P/E ratio of 32.9 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. TheStreet Ratings rates Flow International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and robust revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. You can view the full Flow International Ratings Report. Get more investment ideas from our investment research center. Interested in other stocks that are gapping up? Get free SMS text alerts sent to you when the action happens by texting UP to 95370 or select from multiple alert options.