NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- Shares of

Cost Plus

(Nasdaq:

CPWM

) were gapping up Monday morning with an open price 12.2% higher than Friday's closing price. The stock closed at $7.11 Friday and opened today's trading at $7.98.

The average volume for Cost Plus has been 113,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Cost Plus has a market cap of $174.6 million and is part of the

services

sector and

retail

industry. Shares are down 26.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Cost Plus, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of casual home furnishings and entertaining products in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.9, below the average retail industry P/E ratio of 21.1 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cost Plus as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, unimpressive growth in net income and generally poor debt management. You can view the full

Cost Plus Ratings Report

.

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