With MasterCard reporting earnings today, let's take a look at some of the best payments companies TheStreet Quant Ratings says you should add to your portfolio, immediately. Payments companies can be good investments. Starting in June, China will allow foreign card services companies to access its payments system, expanding the market for these firms. Also, the information technology firms catering to the banking industry will benefit from the expected global growth in the number and value of financial transactions. Number three is Jack Henry & Associates. With an 'A+' rating, the company's strengths can be seen in its revenue growth and increase in net income. Second is Total System Services. This rating is an 'A+.' Total System thrives in its growth in earnings per share and good cash flow from operations. Number one is Fidelity National. With an 'A+' rating, the company flourishes in its revenue growth and compelling growth in net income. TheStreet Ratings are algorithmic stock picks based on 32 major data points. S&P 500 stocks rated 'buy' yielded a 16.5% return in 2014, beating the S&P 500 Total Return Index by more than 300 basis points. For the full reports on these stocks, you can visit TheStreet.com/QuantRatings.
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