Brocade Communications Systems Rises On Unusually High Volume (BRCD)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Brocade Communications Systems (Nasdaq: BRCD) is trading at unusually high volume Tuesday with 13.6 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 2.1 times its average daily volume and trading up 12 cents (+2.2%) at $5.42 as of 3:55 p.m. ET.

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Brocade Communications Systems has a market cap of $2.37 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are down 1.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. engages in the supply of Internet protocol based Ethernet networking solutions and storage area networking (SAN) solutions to businesses and organizations worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Brocade Communications Systems as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Brocade Communications Systems Ratings Report.

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