NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Ferro (NYSE: FOE) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 7.5 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 4.1 times its average daily volume and trading up 21 cents (+3.3%) at $6.68 as of 3:57 p.m. ET. Ferro has a market cap of $535 million and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are down 55.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Ferro Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the production of specialty materials and chemicals for a range of manufacturers worldwide. Its product lines include electronics, color, and glass materials; and polymer and ceramic engineered materials. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.4, equal to the average chemicals industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. TheStreet Ratings rates Ferro as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Ferro 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.