Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- BMC Software (Nasdaq: BMC) is trading at unusually high volume Monday with 5.5 million shares changing hands. It is currently at four times its average daily volume and trading up $1.26 (+3%) at $42.75 as of 3:31 p.m. ET.
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BMC Software has a market cap of $6.64 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 26.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. BMC Software, Inc. develops software that provides system and service management solutions for enterprises in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.7, equal to the average computer software & services industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. TheStreet Ratings rates BMC Software as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full BMC Software Ratings Report. See all heavy volume stocks in our stocks moving on unusual volume list or get investment ideas from our investment research center. FREE from Real Money's Jim Cramer: Winners and Losers Election 2012 - Steps to take NOW so you can profit no matter who is in charge! Free download now.