InterOil Rises On Unusually High Volume (IOC)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- InterOil Corporation (NYSE: IOC) is trading at unusually high volume Friday with 1.4 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading up $5.23 (+7.6%) at $74.18 as of 3:59 p.m. ET.

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InterOil has a market cap of $3.45 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 24.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

InterOil Corporation operates as an integrated oil and gas company in Papua New Guinea. The company operates in four segments: Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, and Corporate. The company has a P/E ratio of 2365.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates InterOil as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, premium valuation and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full InterOil Ratings Report.

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