Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 30 points (-0.2%) at 14,005 as of Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, 12:04 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 991 issues advancing vs. 1,875 declining with 138 unchanged. The Diversified Services industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Total System Services ( TSS), down 5.3%, New Oriental Education & Technology Group I ( EDU), down 3.0%, SAIC ( SAI), down 2.6% and Moody's Corporation ( MCO), down 1.8%. TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 3. NetSpend Holdings ( NTSP) is one of the companies pushing the Diversified Services industry higher today. As of noon trading, NetSpend Holdings is up $3.51 (28.6%) to $15.80 on heavy volume Thus far, 30.3 million shares of NetSpend Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 544,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.78-$15.96 after having opened the day at $15.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.29. Netspend Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides general purpose reloadable (GPR) prepaid debit and payroll cards, and alternative financial service solutions to underbanked and other consumers in the United States. NetSpend Holdings has a market cap of $885.1 million and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 7.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate NetSpend Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates NetSpend Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including premium valuation, weak operating cash flow and disappointing return on equity. Get the full NetSpend Holdings Ratings Report now. It's Official: Action Alerts PLUS beats the S&P 500 with Dividends Reinvested! Cramer and Link were up 16.72% in 2012. Were you? See what they are trading for 14-days FREE
NetSpend Holdings (Nasdaq:NTSP) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $15.99, above its previous 52-week high of $15.98 with 422,736 shares traded as of 3:45 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.9 million shares over the past 30 days.