NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- Shares of

SmartHeat

(Nasdaq:

HEAT

) have taken a tremendous swing upward. The stock is trading at $1.78 as of 3:16 p.m. ET, 21.1% above Friday's closing price of $1.47. Volume is at one million, 1.5 times the daily average of 690,400.

SmartHeat has a market cap of $56.7 million and is part of the

industrial goods

sector and

industrial

industry. Shares are down 72.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

SmartHeat Inc. designs, manufactures, sells, and services plate heat exchangers (PHE) and related systems used in the industrial, residential, and commercial markets in the People's Republic of China. The company has a P/E ratio of 2.8, equal to the average industrial industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates SmartHeat as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full

SmartHeat Ratings Report

.

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