NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Stifel Financial Corp (NYSE: SF) is trading at unusually high volume Wednesday with 2.7 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 4.2 times its average daily volume and trading down $3.20 (-11.2%) at $25.40 as of 1:32 p.m. ET.

Stifel Financial has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 30.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Stifel Financial Corp., a financial holding company, operates as a retail and institutional brokerage, and investment banking company in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 368.5, above the average financial services industry P/E ratio of 260.1 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Stifel Financial 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 solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. You can view the full Stifel Financial Ratings Report.

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