NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Aware (Nasdaq: AWRE) have taken a tremendous swing upward. The stock is trading at $6.16 as of 9:40 a.m. ET, 64.7% above Thursday's closing price of $3.74. Volume is at 132,810, 7.7 times the daily average of 17,200. Aware has a market cap of $78.4 million and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 24.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Aware, Inc. supplies various products for the biometrics and digital subscriber line (DSL) service assurance industries primarily in the United States and Germany. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.4, equal to the average telecommunications industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. TheStreet Ratings rates Aware as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. You can view the full Aware Ratings Report. See our top % gaining stocks list for other stocks that are soaring today, or get investment ideas from our investment research center.