NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Cheniere Energy (AMEX: LNG) is trading at unusually high volume Wednesday with 18.1 million shares changing hands. It is currently at four times its average daily volume and trading down $1.04 (-11.1%) at $8.30 as of 1 p.m. ET.

Cheniere Energy has a market cap of $831.8 million and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 72.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Cheniere Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and operation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminals and natural gas pipelines in the Gulf Coast of the United States.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cheniere Energy as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Cheniere Energy Ratings Report.

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