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) -- Consol Energy (NYSE: CNX) is trading at unusually high volume Friday with 5.7 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 2.1 times its average daily volume and trading up $1.05 (+3.4%) at $31.64 as of 3:11 p.m. ET.
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Consol Energy has a market cap of $6.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 4.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. CONSOL Energy Inc. produces coal and natural gas for energy and raw material markets. The company is involved in the mining, preparation, and marketing steam coal primarily to electric power generation industry; and metallurgical coal to steel and coke producers. The company has a P/E ratio of 16, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. TheStreet Ratings rates Consol Energy as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have evaluated. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. You can view the full Consol Energy Ratings Report. See all heavy volume stocks in our stocks moving on unusual volume list or get investment ideas from our investment research center. It's Official: Action Alerts PLUS beats the S&P 500 with Dividends Reinvested! Cramer and Link were up 16.72% in 2012. Were you? See what they are trading for 14-days FREE.