NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of China Information Technology (Nasdaq: CNIT) have taken a tremendous swing upward. The stock is trading at $1.74 as of 11:53 a.m. ET, 20.8% above Tuesday's closing price of $1.44. Volume is at 505,381, 0.6 times the daily average of 820,400.

China Information Technology has a market cap of $83.7 million and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 72.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

China Information Technology, Inc. specializes in Geographic Information System (GIS), digital public security, and hospital information systems in China. The company has a P/E ratio of 2.3, equal to the average computer software & services industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates China Information Technology 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 attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full China Information Technology Ratings Report.

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