NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Lithia Motors (NYSE: LAD) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 827,353 shares changing hands. It is currently at 4.2 times its average daily volume and trading up 86 cents (+6%) at $15.23 as of 3:47 p.m. ET. Lithia has a market cap of $331.4 million and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are up 0.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Lithia Motors, Inc. operates as an automotive franchisee and retailer of new and used vehicles. The company has a P/E ratio of 64.3, above the average specialty retail industry P/E ratio of 59.2 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 22.7. TheStreet Ratings rates Lithia as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally poor debt management, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. You can view the full Lithia Ratings Report. See all heavy volume stocks in our stocks moving on unusual volume list or get investment ideas from our investment research center.