National Research Stock Soars (NRCI)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of National Research Corporation (Nasdaq: NRCI) have taken a tremendous swing upward. The stock is trading at $39.94 as of 11:36 a.m. ET, 21.9% above Monday's closing price of $32.75. Volume is at 580, 0.1 times the daily average of 6,600.

National Research has a market cap of $217.9 million and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 4.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

National Research Corporation provides performance measurement and improvement services, healthcare analytics, and governance education to the healthcare industry in the United States and Canada. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.2, equal to the average diversified services industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates National Research as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full National Research Ratings Report.

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