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) -- Shares of MBIA (NYSE: MBI) have taken a tremendous swing upward. The stock is trading at $13.49 as of 12:15 p.m. ET, 37.2% above Friday's closing price of $9.83. Volume is at 6.7 million, 1.5 times the daily average of 4.5 million.
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MBIA has a market cap of $1.75 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 25.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. MBIA Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides financial guarantee insurance and related reinsurance, advisory, and portfolio services for the public and structured finance markets; and asset management advisory services in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 1.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. TheStreet Ratings rates MBIA as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full MBIA Ratings Report. See our top % gaining stocks list for other stocks that are soaring today, or get investment ideas from our investment research center. 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.