NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Sino Clean Energy (Nasdaq: SCEI) have taken a tremendous swing upward. The stock is trading at $3.35 as of 2:52 p.m. ET, 22.7% above Monday's closing price of $2.73. Volume is at 1.1 million, 3.8 times the daily average of 284,600.

Sino Clean Energy has a market cap of $67.5 million and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are down 58.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Sino Clean Energy Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a third party commercial producer and distributor of coal-water slurry fuel (CWSF) in the People's Republic of China. The company has a P/E ratio of 1.1, equal to the average chemicals industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.1.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sino Clean Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Sino Clean Energy Ratings Report.

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