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) -- Teradyne (NYSE: TER) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 5.4 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading up $1.32 (+8.9%) at $16.16 as of 3:26 p.m. ET.
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Teradyne has a market cap of $2.83 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are down 12.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Teradyne, Inc. provides automatic test equipment worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Semiconductor Test, Systems Test Group, and Wireless Test. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. TheStreet Ratings rates Teradyne as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Teradyne Ratings Report. See all heavy volume stocks in our stocks moving on unusual volume list or get investment ideas from our investment research center. Exclusive Offer: Jim Cramer's 'go-to' small/mid-cap guru Bryan Ashenberg only buys stocks he thinks could return 50-100% See his top picks for 14-days FREE.