NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Vitamin Shoppe (NYSE: VSI) is trading at unusually high volume Wednesday with 1.5 million shares changing hands. It is currently at four times its average daily volume and trading down $2.51 (-6.6%) at $35.74 as of 2:10 p.m. ET.

Vitamin Shoppe has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are up 13.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Vitamin Shoppe, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer and direct marketer of nutritional products. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.8, below the average specialty retail industry P/E ratio of 32 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Vitamin Shoppe as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. You can view the full Vitamin Shoppe Ratings Report.

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