NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Gulf Resources (Nasdaq: GURE) have taken a tremendous swing upward. The stock is trading at $2.09 as of 10:41 a.m. ET, 21% above Wednesday's closing price of $1.73. Volume is at 455,745, 0.6 times the daily average of 714,200. Gulf has a market cap of $56.8 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 Wednesday. 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 1.1, 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. 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.