Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Pentair (NYSE: PNR) is trading at unusually high volume Friday with 4.3 million shares changing hands. It is currently at four times its average daily volume and trading up 96 cents (+2.2%) at $44.34 as of 2:35 p.m. ET.
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Pentair has a market cap of $4.16 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 25.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Pentair, Inc. operates as a diversified industrial manufacturing company worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 85.5, below the average industrial industry P/E ratio of 87.3 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. TheStreet Ratings rates Pentair as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Pentair Ratings Report. See all heavy volume stocks in our stocks moving on unusual volume list or get investment ideas from our investment research center. FREE from Real Money's Jim Cramer: Winners and Losers Election 2012 - Steps to take NOW so you can profit no matter who is in charge! Free download now.