NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Stancorp Financial (NYSE: SFG) were gapping up Tuesday morning with an open price 17% higher than Monday's closing price. The stock closed at $30.57 Monday and opened today's trading at $35.76. The average volume for Stancorp Financial has been 350,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Stancorp Financial has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are down 27% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. StanCorp Financial Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides group insurance products and services in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Insurance Services and Asset Management. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.7, equal to the average insurance industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. TheStreet Ratings rates Stancorp Financial as a hold. 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 and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and poor profit margins. You can view the full Stancorp Financial Ratings Report. Get more investment ideas from our investment research center. Interested in other stocks that are gapping up? Get free SMS text alerts sent to you when the action happens by texting UP to 95370 or select from multiple alert options.