MarkWest Energy Rises On Unusually High Volume (MWE)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- MarkWest Energy Partners (NYSE: MWE) is trading at unusually high volume Monday with 2.1 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 3.1 times its average daily volume and trading up $1.53 (+2.3%) at $67.34 as of 3:26 p.m. ET.

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MarkWest Energy has a market cap of $8.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 29.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Markwest Energy Partners, L.P., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the gathering, processing, and transportation of natural gas the United States.

TheStreet Ratings rates MarkWest Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full MarkWest Energy Ratings Report.

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