Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras Rises On Unusually High Volume (PBR.A)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (NYSE: PBR.A) is trading at unusually high volume Tuesday with 18.8 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 2.1 times its average daily volume and trading up 44 cents (+2.5%) at $18.40 as of 11:21 a.m. ET.

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Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras has a market cap of $120.66 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 4.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. operates as an integrated oil and gas company in Brazil and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras Ratings Report.

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