3. As of noon trading, NiSource ( NI) is down $0.45 (-1.4%) to $30.70 on average volume Thus far, 1.2 million shares of NiSource exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.48-$30.97 after having opened the day at $30.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.15. NiSource Inc., an energy holding company, through its subsidiaries, provides natural gas, electricity, and other products and services. It operates in three segments: Gas Distribution Operations, Gas Transmission and Storage Operations, and Electric Operations. NiSource has a market cap of $9.7 billion and is part of the utilities industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 23.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. TheStreet Ratings rates NiSource as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full NiSource Ratings Report now. Exclusive Offer: Jim Cramer's 'go-to' small/mid-cap guru Bryan Ashenberg only buys stocks he thinks could return 50-100%. See his top picks for 14-days FREE.