NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Gulf Resources (Nasdaq: GURE) were gapping down Tuesday morning with an open price 14.3% lower than Monday's closing price. The stock closed at $3 Monday and opened today's trading at $2.57.

The average volume for Gulf has been 973,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Gulf has a market cap of $103.5 million and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are unchanged year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Gulf Resources, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and trade of bromine and crude salt, as well as in the manufacture of chemical products for use in the oil industry and paper manufacturing industry in the People's Republic of China. The company has a P/E ratio of 1.8, equal to the average chemicals industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Gulf 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 Gulf Ratings Report.

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