NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Stage Stores (NYSE: SSI) is trading at unusually high volume Friday with 1.9 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 4.4 times its average daily volume and trading up 33 cents (+2.2%) at $15.11 as of 4:03 p.m. ET. Stage Stores has a market cap of $511.8 million and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 14.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Stage Stores, Inc. operates as a specialty department store retailer that offers branded and private label apparel, accessories, cosmetics, and footwear for women, men, and children in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.9, equal to the average retail industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. TheStreet Ratings rates Stage Stores as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable 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 and poor profit margins. You can view the full Stage Stores Ratings Report. See all heavy volume stocks in our stocks moving on unusual volume list or get investment ideas from our investment research center. Interested in other stocks that are rising on unusually high volume? Get free SMS text alerts sent to you when the action happens by texting HVUP to 95370 or select from multiple alert options.