NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- James River Coal Company (Nasdaq: JRCC) is trading at unusually high volume Friday with 4.6 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 4.3 times its average daily volume and trading up 81 cents (+3.5%) at $23.76 as of four p.m. ET.

James River Coal has a market cap of $612.5 million and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 9.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

James River Coal Company, through its subsidiaries, engages in mining, processing, and selling bituminous, steam- and industrial-grade coal in eastern Kentucky and southern Indiana. It conducts mining operations in Bell County, Bledsoe, Blue Diamond, Leeco, and Triad mining complexes. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.8, equal to the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 15.6.

TheStreet Ratings rates James River Coal as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, generally poor debt management and poor profit margins. You can view the full James River Coal Ratings Report.

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