NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Noranda Aluminum (NYSE: NOR) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 1.2 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 4.2 times its average daily volume and trading up 28 cents (+2.7%) at $10.66 as of 3:50 p.m. ET. Noranda Aluminum has a market cap of $707.3 million and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are up 25.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation engages in the production and sale of primary aluminum products and rolled aluminum coils in the United States. It mines, produces, and sells bauxite used for alumina production. The company has a P/E ratio of 5.5, above the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio of 4.5 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. TheStreet Ratings rates Noranda Aluminum as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally poor debt management, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Noranda Aluminum 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.