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3 Stocks Advancing The Automotive Industry

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All three major indices traded up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 115 points (0.7%) at 16,699 as of Monday, May 12, 2014, 3:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,399 issues advancing vs. 608 declining with 135 unchanged.

The Automotive industry as a whole closed the day up 2.5% versus the S&P 500, which was up 1.0%. Top gainers within the Automotive industry included Sypris Solutions ( SYPR), up 5.8%, Marine Products ( MPX), up 5.5%, Miller Industries ( MLR), up 3.4%, Spartan Motors ( SPAR), up 6.3% and China Automotive Systems ( CAAS), up 3.2%.

TheStreet Ratings Group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

Miller Industries ( MLR) is one of the companies that pushed the Automotive industry higher today. Miller Industries was up $0.65 (3.4%) to $20.00 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 43,666 shares of Miller Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 22,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $19.21-$20.05 after having opened the day at $19.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.35.

Miller Industries, Inc. manufactures and sells vehicle towing and recovery equipment. Miller Industries has a market cap of $211.2 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 3.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Miller Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Miller Industries as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, increase in net income, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on MLR go as follows:

  • The revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 2.0%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 31.4%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • MLR has no debt to speak of therefore resulting in a debt-to-equity ratio of zero, which we consider to be a relatively favorable sign. To add to this, MLR has a quick ratio of 1.96, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has exceeded that of the S&P 500 and greatly outperformed compared to the Machinery industry average. The net income increased by 41.9% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $1.68 million to $2.38 million.
  • Compared to where it was a year ago today, the stock is now trading at a higher level, reflecting both the market's overall trend during that period and the fact that the company's earnings growth has been robust. Looking ahead, the stock's rise over the last year has already helped drive it to a level which is relatively expensive compared to the rest of its industry. We feel, however, that the other strengths this company displays justify these higher price levels.
  • MILLER INDUSTRIES INC/TN has improved earnings per share by 40.0% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. Stable Earnings per share over the past year indicate the company has sound management over its earnings and share float. During the past fiscal year, MILLER INDUSTRIES INC/TN's EPS of $0.82 remained unchanged from the prior years' EPS of $0.82.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Miller Industries Ratings Report

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