NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE: AVD) is trading at unusually high volume Tuesday with 587,675 shares changing hands. It is currently at 4.4 times its average daily volume and trading up $1.04 (+4.5%) at $24.04 as of 2:10 p.m. ET. American Vanguard has a market cap of $413.3 million and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 72.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. American Vanguard Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in manufacturing, developing, and marketing specialty chemical products for agricultural and commercial uses. The company manufactures and formulates chemicals for crops, human, and animal health protection. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.5, above the average chemicals industry P/E ratio of 21.3 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. TheStreet Ratings rates American Vanguard as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. You can view the full American Vanguard 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.