NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE: YPF) is trading at unusually high volume Tuesday with 2.2 million shares changing hands. It is currently at four times its average daily volume and trading up $1.96 (+4.5%) at $45.56 as of four p.m. ET.

YPF Sociedad Anonima has a market cap of $16.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 13.4% year to date as of the previous trading day's close.

YPF SOCIEDAD ANONIMA, an energy company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in Argentina. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.1, equal to the average energy industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 16.2.

TheStreet Ratings rates YPF Sociedad Anonima as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full YPF Sociedad Anonima Ratings Report.

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