NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Sunstone Hotel Investors

(NYSE:

SHO

) is trading at unusually high volume Friday with 6.1 million shares changing hands. It is currently at four times its average daily volume and trading up 11 cents (+2.1%) at $5.34 as of 3:40 p.m. ET.

Sunstone Hotel Investors has a market cap of $609.7 million and is part of the

financial

sector and

real estate

industry. Shares are down 49.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust. The firm engages in the acquisition, ownership, asset management, renovation, and sale of luxury, upper upscale, and upscale full-service hotels in the United States. Its portfolio also includes mid-scale hotels. The company has a P/E ratio of 47.3, above the average real estate industry P/E ratio of 4.5 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sunstone Hotel Investors as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, generally poor debt management and poor profit margins. You can view the full

Sunstone Hotel Investors Ratings Report

.

See all heavy volume stocks in our

stocks moving on unusual volume list

or get investment ideas from our

investment research center

.

Interested in other stocks that are rising on unusually high volume? Get free SMS text alerts sent to you when the action happens by texting

HVUP

to 95370 or select from

multiple alert options

.

null