NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Georgia Gulf (NYSE: GGC) were gapping up Friday morning with an open price 34.8% higher than Thursday's closing price. The stock closed at $24.48 Thursday and opened today's trading at $33. The average volume for Georgia Gulf has been 476,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Georgia Gulf has a market cap of $770 million and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 25.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Georgia Gulf Corporation manufactures and markets chlorovinyl and aromatics chemicals, and vinyl-based building and home improvement products in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Chlorovinyls, Building Products, and Aromatics. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.6, above the average chemicals industry P/E ratio of 10.3 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. TheStreet Ratings rates Georgia Gulf as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and generally poor debt management. You can view the full Georgia Gulf Ratings Report. Get more investment ideas from our investment research center. Interested in other stocks that are gapping up? Get free SMS text alerts sent to you when the action happens by texting UP to 95370 or select from multiple alert options.