NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- LSB Industries (NYSE:LXU) is trading at unusually high volume Friday with 1.1 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 5.8 times its average daily volume and trading up $3.37 (+10.5%) at $35.45 as of 11:05 a.m. ET. LSB has a market cap of $649.1 million and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer durables industry. Shares are up 32.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. LSB Industries, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of geothermal and water source heat pumps, air handling products, and chemical products. The company operates in two segments, Climate Control and Chemical. The company has a P/E ratio of 57, below the average consumer durables industry P/E ratio of 59.2 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 21.5. TheStreet Ratings rates LSB as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full LSB Ratings Report. See all heavy volume stocks in our stocks moving on unusual volume list or get investment ideas from our investment research center.
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