VeriFone Systems Stock Gaps Down On Today's Open (PAY)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of VeriFone Systems (NYSE: PAY) were gapping down Thursday morning with an open price 10.8% lower than Wednesday's closing price. The stock closed at $35.38 Wednesday and opened today's trading at $31.56.

The average volume for VeriFone Systems has been 2.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. VeriFone Systems has a market cap of $3.74 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer durables industry. Shares are down 2.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Verifone Systems, Inc. designs, markets, and services electronic payment solutions in North America and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.1, equal to the average consumer durables industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates VeriFone Systems as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and generally higher debt management risk. You can view the full VeriFone Systems Ratings Report.

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