QKL Stores Stock Soars (QKLS)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of QKL Stores (Nasdaq: QKLS) have taken a tremendous swing upward. The stock is trading at $1.22 as of 10:46 a.m. ET, 20.8% above Thursday's closing price of $1.01. Volume is at 3,800, 0.1 times the daily average of 50,900.

QKL Stores has a market cap of $32.9 million and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 71.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

QKL Stores Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates retail chain stores in the People's Republic of China. It operates a regional supermarket chain that includes supermarkets, hypermarkets, and department stores in northeastern China and Inner Mongolia. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.2, below the average retail industry P/E ratio of 6.6 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates QKL Stores as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full QKL Stores Ratings Report.

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