NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Harvest Natural Resources (NYSE: HNR) is trading at unusually high volume Tuesday with 1.7 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 4.1 times its average daily volume and trading up $2.12 (+15.2%) at $16.11 as of 3:42 p.m. ET.

Harvest Natural has a market cap of $463.8 million and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 14.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Harvest Natural Resources, Inc., an independent energy company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, production, and disposition of oil and natural gas properties. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.7, equal to the average energy industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 15.8.

TheStreet Ratings rates Harvest Natural as a hold. 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 and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's net income has been quite unimpressive. You can view the full Harvest Natural Ratings Report.

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