NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of QuinStreet (Nasdaq: QNST) were gapping down Tuesday morning with an open price 16.6% lower than Monday's closing price. The stock closed at $10.51 Monday and opened today's trading at $8.77. The average volume for QuinStreet has been 349,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. QuinStreet has a market cap of $488.6 million and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are up 12.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. QuinStreet, Inc. operates as a vertical marketing and media online company in the United States and internationally. It provides direct marketing services, including the delivery of leads or paid clicks; and hosted solution and related services for clients in the direct selling industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 24, above the average media industry P/E ratio of 23.5 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. TheStreet Ratings rates QuinStreet as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. You can view the full QuinStreet Ratings Report. Get more investment ideas from our investment research center.