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) -- Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 15.4 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 2.1 times its average daily volume and trading down 71 cents (-7.2%) at $9.10 as of 10:30 a.m. ET.
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Windstream has a market cap of $5.8 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 19.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Windstream Corporation provides communications and technology solutions in the United States. The company offers business services, as well as provides broadband, voice, and video services to consumers primarily in rural markets. The company has a P/E ratio of 44.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. TheStreet Ratings rates Windstream as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Windstream 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.