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) -- PDC Energy (Nasdaq: PDCE) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 1.4 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading down $3.42 (-7.1%) at $44.59 as of 2:07 p.m. ET.
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PDC Energy has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 44.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. PDC Energy, Inc. acquires, explores, develops, and produces natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and crude oil in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Oil and Gas Exploration and Production, and Gas Marketing. TheStreet Ratings rates PDC Energy as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full PDC 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.