Homeowners Choice Stock Soars (HCII)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Homeowners Choice (Nasdaq: HCII) have taken a tremendous swing upward. The stock is trading at $13.50 as of 12:49 p.m. ET, 21.1% above Thursday's closing price of $11.15. Volume is at 106,349, 7.8 times the daily average of 13,700.

Homeowners Choice has a market cap of $58.4 million and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 39.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Homeowners Choice, Inc., an insurance holding company, provides property and casualty insurance in Florida. The company provides property and casualty homeowners' insurance, condominium owners' insurance, and tenants' insurance to individuals owning property. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.4, above the average insurance industry P/E ratio of 9.8 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Homeowners Choice as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Homeowners Choice Ratings Report.

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