Tesoro Rises On Unusually High Volume (TSO)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Tesoro Corporation (NYSE: TSO) is trading at unusually high volume Monday with 7.4 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading up $2.89 (+4.6%) at $65.13 as of 2:40 p.m. ET.

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Tesoro has a market cap of $7.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 41.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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 10.5, 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, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Tesoro Ratings Report.

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