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 17.9% lower than Wednesday's closing price. The stock closed at $21.95 Wednesday and opened today's trading at $18.03.

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The average volume for VeriFone Systems has been 2.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. VeriFone Systems has a market cap of $2.51 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer durables industry. Shares are down 26% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Verifone Systems, Inc. designs, markets, and services electronic payment solutions worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.6, above 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 revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full VeriFone Systems Ratings Report.

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