NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Acorn International (NYSE: ATV) have taken a tremendous swing upward. The stock is trading at $5.43 as of 10:05 a.m. ET, 21.2% above Thursday's closing price of $4.48. Volume is at 240,364, 17.5 times the daily average of 13,700. Acorn International has a market cap of $134 million and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 6.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Acorn International, Inc., an integrated multi-platform marketing company, operates TV direct sales businesses and a nationwide off-TV distribution network. Its TV direct sales platform consists of airtime purchased from national and local channels. TheStreet Ratings rates Acorn International as a hold. 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 and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's earnings per share has not been good. You can view the full Acorn International Ratings Report. See our top % gaining stocks list for other stocks that are soaring today, or get investment ideas from our investment research center. Interested in other stocks that are soaring? Get free SMS text alerts sent to you when the action happens by texting SOAR to 95370 or select from multiple alert options.