Akamai Rises On Unusually High Volume (AKAM)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Akamai Technologies (Nasdaq: AKAM) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 4.9 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading up $3.33 (+9.4%) at $38.83 as of 12:15 p.m. ET.

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Akamai has a market cap of $6.39 billion and is part of the technology sector and internet industry. Shares are up 10% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Akamai Technologies, Inc. provides content delivery and cloud infrastructure services for accelerating and improving applications over the Internet in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 33.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Akamai as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, robust revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Akamai Ratings Report.

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