NetApp Stock Hits New 52-Week Low (NTAP)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- NetApp (Nasdaq: NTAP) hit a new 52-week low Friday as it is currently trading at $27.70, below its previous 52-week low of $27.79 with 1.8 million shares traded as of 12:46 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 6.7 million shares over the past 30 days.

NetApp has a market cap of $10.24 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are down 22.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

NetApp, Inc. engages in design, manufacture, marketing, and technical support of networked storage solutions. The company supply enterprise storage and data management software, and hardware products and services. The company has a P/E ratio of 20, equal to the average computer hardware industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates NetApp as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full NetApp Ratings Report.

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