NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Hilltop Holdings (NYSE: HTH) were gapping up Wednesday morning with an open price 11.9% higher than Tuesday's closing price. The stock closed at $7.96 Tuesday and opened today's trading at $8.91. The average volume for Hilltop has been 94,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Hilltop has a market cap of $452.6 million and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are down 5.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Hilltop Holdings Inc., through its subsidiary, NLASCO, Inc., operates as the property and casualty insurance company in the United States. TheStreet Ratings rates Hilltop as a hold. 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 and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and poor profit margins. You can view the full Hilltop Ratings Report. Get more investment ideas from our investment research center.