China North East Stock Soars (NEP)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of China North East Petroleum Holdings (AMEX: NEP) have taken a tremendous swing upward. The stock is trading at $3.63 as of 1:49 p.m. ET, 20.6% above Friday's closing price of $3.01. Volume is at 865,960, six times the daily average of 143,800.

China North East has a market cap of $86.8 million and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 46.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

China North East Petroleum Holdings Limited engages in the exploration and production of crude oil in northern China. As of December 31, 2010, it operated 295 producing wells with proven reserves of 5,476,200 barrels of crude oil at Qian'an 112, Hetingbao 301, Daan 34, and Gudian 31 oilfields. The company has a P/E ratio of 2.7, above the average energy industry P/E ratio of 2.2 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates China North East as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full China North East Ratings Report.

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