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) -- Tesoro Corporation (NYSE: TSO) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 6.6 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading up $1.29 (+2.5%) at $53.31 as of 3:55 p.m. ET.
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Tesoro has a market cap of $7.74 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 25.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Tesoro Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in refining and marketing petroleum products in the United States. It operates in two segments, Refining and Retail. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. TheStreet Ratings rates Tesoro as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Tesoro 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.