Revett Stock Soars (RVM)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Revett Minerals (AMEX: RVM) have taken a tremendous swing upward. The stock is trading at $5.19 as of 1:47 p.m. ET, 22.1% above Tuesday's closing price of $4.25. Volume is at 74,720, 0.8 times the daily average of 98,800.

Revett has a market cap of $138.4 million and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are unchanged year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Revett Minerals Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration of copper and silver properties. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.9, below the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio of 18.5 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Revett 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 expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. You can view the full Revett Ratings Report.

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