NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- Shares of

Stamps.com

(Nasdaq:

STMP

) were gapping up Friday morning with an open price 15.1% higher than Thursday's closing price. The stock closed at $13.68 Thursday and opened today's trading at $15.75.

The average volume for Stamps.com has been 58,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Stamps.com has a market cap of $197.6 million and is part of the

services

sector and

retail

industry. Shares are up 3.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Stamps.com Inc. provides Internet-based postage solutions. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.8, above the average retail industry P/E ratio of 32 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Stamps.com 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, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full

Stamps.com Ratings Report

.

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