NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

LSB Industries

(NYSE:

LXU

) is trading at unusually high volume Wednesday with 974,384 shares changing hands. It is currently at four times its average daily volume and trading up $3.98 (+11%) at $40.22 as of 3:20 p.m. ET.

LSB has a market cap of $793.3 million and is part of the

industrial goods

sector and

materials & construction

industry. Shares are up 29.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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 Business and the Chemical Business. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.2, equal to the average materials & construction industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates LSB as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full

LSB Ratings Report

.

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