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) -- PACCAR (Nasdaq: PCAR) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 8.4 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 4.1 times its average daily volume and trading up $2.72 (+6.9%) at $42.30 as of 3:10 p.m. ET.
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PACCAR has a market cap of $14.32 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and automotive industry. Shares are up 8.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. PACCAR Inc, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and distributes light-, medium-, and heavy-duty trucks and related aftermarket parts worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.8, equal to the average automotive industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. TheStreet Ratings rates PACCAR as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full PACCAR 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.