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) -- Adobe Systems (Nasdaq: ADBE) is trading at unusually high volume Friday with 8.1 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading up $1.65 (+4.6%) at $37.18 as of 10:46 a.m. ET.
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Adobe Systems has a market cap of $17.8 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 27.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Adobe Systems Incorporated operates as a diversified software company worldwide. It offers a line of software and services used by creative professionals, marketers, knowledge workers, application developers, enterprises, and consumers. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. TheStreet Ratings rates Adobe Systems as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Adobe Systems Ratings Report. See all heavy volume stocks in our stocks moving on unusual volume list or get investment ideas from our investment research center. Holiday Special: Subscribe to Action Alerts PLUS to see how Jim Cramer trades his $2.5 Million+ portfolio for 51% off the list price. Your first 14-days are FREE: Sign up today to get e-mail alerts before every trade.