NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

USEC

(NYSE:

USU

) is trading at unusually high volume Friday with 7.5 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 4.1 times its average daily volume and trading down 28 cents (-17.5%) at $1.32 as of 3:40 p.m. ET.

USEC has a market cap of $169.6 million and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

metals & mining

industry. Shares are up 40.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

USEC Inc., together with its subsidiaries, supplies low enriched uranium (LEU) to commercial nuclear power plants in the United States and internationally. The company sells the separative work units (SWU) component of LEU; the SWU and uranium components of LEU; and uranium.

TheStreet Ratings rates USEC as a

TheStreet Recommends

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. You can view the full

USEC Ratings Report

.

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