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. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Total System Services (NYSE: TSS) is tomorrow, March 19, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 10 cents per share. At a price of $24.06 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.6%. The average volume for Total System Services has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Total System Services has a market cap of $4.56 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 13.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Total System Services, Inc. provides payment processing and other services to card-issuing and merchant acquiring institutions in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: North America Services, International Services, and Merchant Services. The company has a P/E ratio of 19, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Total System Services as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, increase in stock price during the past year, reasonable valuation levels and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Total System Services Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list. 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.