NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of L & L Energy (Nasdaq: LLEN) have taken a tremendous swing upward. The stock is trading at $3.17 as of 10:05 a.m. ET, 25.8% above Wednesday's closing price of $2.52. Volume is at 818,283, 3.6 times the daily average of 228,300.

L & L Energy has a market cap of $89.5 million and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 1.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

L&L Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the coal mining, clean coal washing, coal coking, and coal wholesale businesses in the People's Republic of China. The company offers thermal or steam coal. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.9, above the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio of 4.1 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates L & L Energy as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its 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 feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full L & L Energy Ratings Report.

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