NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Bank of Kentucky Financial (Nasdaq: BKYF) have taken a tremendous swing upward. The stock is trading at $23 as of 3:59 p.m. ET, 21.1% above Monday's closing price of $19. Volume is at 8,601, 0.7 times the daily average of 11,500.

Bank of Kentucky Financial has a market cap of $150.6 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 2.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

The Bank of Kentucky Financial Corporation operates as the holding company for The Bank of Kentucky that provides various financial product and solutions. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.6, equal to the average banking industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Bank of Kentucky Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. You can view the full Bank of Kentucky Financial Ratings Report.

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