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) -- Pitney Bowes (NYSE: PBI) is trading at unusually high volume Friday with 8.8 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 2.2 times its average daily volume and trading up 85 cents (+5.8%) at $15.40 as of 3:30 p.m. ET.
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Pitney Bowes has a market cap of $2.88 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer durables industry. Shares are up 36.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Pitney Bowes Inc. provides software, hardware, and services to enable physical and digital communications in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. TheStreet Ratings rates Pitney Bowes as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity 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 a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Pitney Bowes 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.