NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Yongye International (Nasdaq: YONG) were gapping up Tuesday morning with an open price 11.2% higher than Monday's closing price. The stock closed at $4.01 Monday and opened today's trading at $4.46.

The average volume for Yongye International has been 946,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Yongye International has a market cap of $212.3 million and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are down 52.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Yongye International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the research, development, manufacture, and sale of fulvic acid based liquid and powder nutrient compounds for plants and animals, which are used in the agriculture industry in the People's Republic of China. The company has a P/E ratio of 3.9, equal to the average chemicals industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Yongye International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. You can view the full Yongye International Ratings Report.

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