NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Boston Private Financial Holdings

(Nasdaq:

BPFH

) is trading at unusually high volume Wednesday with 1.8 million shares changing hands. It is currently at four times its average daily volume and trading up 80 cents (+13.3%) at $6.82 as of four p.m. ET.

Boston Private Financial has a market cap of $470.5 million and is part of the

financial

sector and

banking

industry. Shares are down 8.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. operates as the multi-bank holding company in the United States.

TheStreet Ratings rates Boston Private Financial as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full

Boston Private Financial Ratings Report

.

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