Shengkai Innovations Stock Soars (VALV)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Shengkai Innovations (Nasdaq: VALV) have taken a tremendous swing upward. The stock is trading at $1.85 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, 20.9% above Thursday's closing price of $1.53. Volume is at 807,191, 5.3 times the daily average of 151,700.

Shengkai Innovations has a market cap of $26 million and is part of the services sector and wholesale industry. Shares are up 21.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Shengkai Innovations, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in designing, manufacturing, and distributing ceramic valves and components for industrial use in the People's Republic of China. The company has a P/E ratio of 0.5, equal to the average wholesale industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Shengkai Innovations 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, notable return on equity and attractive valuation levels. 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 Shengkai Innovations Ratings Report.

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