Equinix Stock Gaps Up On Today's Open (EQIX)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Equinix (Nasdaq: EQIX) were gapping up Thursday morning with an open price 12.6% higher than Wednesday's closing price. The stock closed at $186.55 Wednesday and opened today's trading at $210.01.

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The average volume for Equinix has been 885,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Equinix has a market cap of $9.11 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 86.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Equinix, Inc. provides data center services to protect and connect the information assets for the enterprises, financial services companies, and content and network providers primarily in the Americas, Europe, the Middle-East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. The company has a P/E ratio of 95.5, above the average telecommunications industry P/E ratio of 95 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Equinix as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full Equinix Ratings Report.

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