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) -- Yamana Gold (NYSE: AUY) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 14.6 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 2.1 times its average daily volume and trading up 42 cents (+3.8%) at $11.52 as of 3:40 p.m. ET.
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Yamana has a market cap of $8.77 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 32.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Yamana Gold Inc. engages in the exploration, development, and production of mineral properties, primarily gold. It also explores for copper, molybdenum, zinc, and silver metals. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. TheStreet Ratings rates Yamana as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Yamana Ratings Report. See all heavy volume stocks in our stocks moving on unusual volume list or get investment ideas from our investment research center. Exclusive Offer: Jim Cramer's 'go-to' small/mid-cap guru Bryan Ashenberg only buys stocks he thinks could return 50-100% See his top picks for 14-days FREE.