Fortinet Stock Gaps Up On Today's Open (FTNT)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Fortinet (Nasdaq: FTNT) were gapping up Thursday morning with an open price 20.3% higher than Wednesday's closing price. The stock closed at $19.35 Wednesday and opened today's trading at $23.28.

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The average volume for Fortinet has been 2.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Fortinet has a market cap of $3.37 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 6.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Fortinet, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides network security solutions to enterprises, service providers, and government entities worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 53.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fortinet as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Fortinet Ratings Report.

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