NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- XL Group (NYSE: XL) is trading at unusually high volume Friday with 14.5 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 4.1 times its average daily volume and trading down $1.66 (-7.9%) at $19.35 as of 3 p.m. ET.

XL Group has a market cap of $6.54 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 6.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

XL Group plc, through its subsidiaries, provides insurance and reinsurance coverages to industrial, commercial, and professional firms, insurance companies, and other enterprises worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Insurance, Reinsurance, and Life Operations. The company has a P/E ratio of 30, below the average insurance industry P/E ratio of 30.5 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates XL Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. You can view the full XL Group Ratings Report.

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