NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of FirstCity Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: FCFC) have taken a tremendous swing upward. The stock is trading at $10.18 as of 1:14 p.m. ET, 23.7% above Wednesday's closing price of $8.23. Volume is at 34,283, 4.8 times the daily average of 7,200. FirstCity Financial has a market cap of $87.1 million and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 3.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. FirstCity Financial Corporation operates as a financial services company. The company operates in two segments, Portfolio Asset Acquisition and Resolution, and Special Situations Platform. The company has a P/E ratio of 3.5, equal to the average financial services industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. TheStreet Ratings rates FirstCity Financial as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally poor debt management and poor profit margins. You can view the full FirstCity Financial Ratings Report. See our top % gaining stocks list for other stocks that are soaring today, or get investment ideas from our investment research center.