NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- NIC (Nasdaq: EGOV) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $12.78, above its previous 52-week high of $12.75 with 71,840 shares traded as of 3:37 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 304,500 shares over the past 30 days.

NIC has a market cap of $810.9 million and is part of the technology sector and internet industry. Shares are up 30.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

NIC Inc. provides eGovernment services that enable governments use the Internet to provide various services to businesses and citizens in the United States. It operates in two segments, Portal Outsourcing, and Software and Services. The company has a P/E ratio of 44.6, equal to the average internet industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 16.9.
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TheStreet Ratings rates NIC as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. You can view the full NIC Ratings Report.

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