NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Sino Clean Energy (Nasdaq: SCEI) have taken a tremendous swing upward. The stock is trading at $2.83 as of 3:55 p.m. ET, 20.4% above Wednesday's closing price of $2.35. Volume is at 1.5 million, 5.2 times the daily average of 300,400. Sino Clean Energy has a market cap of $32.7 million and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 135% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Sino Clean Energy Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a third party commercial producer and distributor of coal-water slurry fuel (CWSF) in the People's Republic of China. The company has a P/E ratio of 1.2, above the average chemicals industry P/E ratio of 0.7 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. TheStreet Ratings rates Sino Clean Energy as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Sino Clean Energy Ratings Report. See our top % gaining stocks list for other stocks that are soaring today, or get investment ideas from our investment research center. Interested in other stocks that are soaring? Get free SMS text alerts sent to you when the action happens by texting SOAR to 95370 or select from multiple alert options.