Total System Services Rises On Unusually High Volume (TSS)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Total System Services (NYSE: TSS) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 2.7 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 2.1 times its average daily volume and trading up 82 cents (+3.6%) at $23.76 as of 4:06 p.m. ET.

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Total System Services has a market cap of $4.34 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 7.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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 18, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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, reasonable valuation levels, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. 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.

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