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One out of the three major indices traded up today Two out of the three major indices traded up today The three major indices are trading lower today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 5.88 points (0.0%) at 16,315 as of Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, 4:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,884 issues advancing vs. 1,209 declining with 128 unchanged.

The Automotive industry as a whole closed the day up 1.4% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.2%. Top gainers within the Automotive industry included

Sypris Solutions

(

SYPR

), up 2.3%,

Supreme Industries

(

STS

), up 2.6%,

Miller Industries

(

MLR

), up 4.0%,

Accuride

(

ACW

), up 4.8% and

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide

(

QTWW

), up 4.8%.

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 $0.70 (4.0%) to $18.08 on average volume. Throughout the day, 27,716 shares of Miller Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 24,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $17.38-$18.19 after having opened the day at $17.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.38.

Miller Industries, Inc. manufactures and sells vehicle towing and recovery equipment. Miller Industries has a market cap of $194.7 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 6.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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

TST Recommends

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, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on MLR go as follows:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 4.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 15.7%. 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 1.83, 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 the Machinery industry average. The net income increased by 16.8% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $2.90 million to $3.39 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 237.66% to $2.03 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, MILLER INDUSTRIES INC/TN has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of -24.26%.
  • MILLER INDUSTRIES INC/TN has improved earnings per share by 15.4% 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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At the close,

Supreme Industries

(

STS

) was up $0.18 (2.6%) to $7.18 on light volume. Throughout the day, 15,347 shares of Supreme Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 27,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $6.96-$7.21 after having opened the day at $6.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $7.00.

Supreme Industries, Inc. manufactures and sells truck bodies, buses, and armored and specialty vehicles in the Unites States. The company operates in two segments, Specialized Vehicles and Fiberglass Products. Supreme Industries has a market cap of $106.7 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 20.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Supreme Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates

Supreme Industries

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on STS go as follows:

  • STS's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 4.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 3.8%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • STS's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.12 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. To add to this, STS has a quick ratio of 1.54, 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 significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Machinery industry. The net income increased by 360.0% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $0.93 million to $4.26 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has increased to $7.04 million or 47.86% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, SUPREME INDUSTRIES INC has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of -24.26%.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Supreme Industries Ratings Report

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Sypris Solutions

(

SYPR

) was another company that pushed the Automotive industry higher today. Sypris Solutions was up $0.07 (2.3%) to $3.07 on light volume. Throughout the day, 10,239 shares of Sypris Solutions exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 41,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $3.00-$3.09 after having opened the day at $3.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.00.

Sypris Solutions, Inc. provides outsourced services and specialty products primarily in the United States, Mexico, Denmark, and the United Kingdom. Sypris Solutions has a market cap of $62.0 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 2.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Sypris Solutions a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sypris Solutions as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on SYPR go as follows:

  • SYPR's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 9.3%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 13.3%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Auto Components industry. The net income increased by 124.8% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from -$1.49 million to $0.37 million.
  • Compared to its price level of one year ago, SYPR is down 1.96% to its most recent closing price of 3.01. Looking ahead, our view is that this company's fundamentals will not have much impact either way, allowing the stock to generally move up or down based on the push and pull of the broad market.
  • The company's current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Auto Components industry and the overall market, SYPRIS SOLUTIONS INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for SYPRIS SOLUTIONS INC is currently extremely low, coming in at 14.51%. Regardless of SYPR's low profit margin, it has managed to increase from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 0.39% trails the industry average.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Sypris Solutions Ratings Report

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