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Two out of the three major indices traded up today One out of the three major indices traded up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 14 points (0.1%) at 16,938 as of Monday, June 9, 2014, 3:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,888 issues advancing vs. 1,089 declining with 160 unchanged.

The Consumer Non-Durables industry as a whole closed the day up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which was unchanged. Top gainers within the Consumer Non-Durables industry included

Superior Uniform Group

(

SGC

), up 2.6%,

Fuwei Films (Holdings

(

FFHL

), up 2.5%,

Sequential Brands Group

(

SQBG

), up 6.4%,

Xerium Technologies

(

XRM

), up 6.0% and

Ennis

(

EBF

), up 2.6%.

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

Xerium Technologies

(

XRM

) is one of the companies that pushed the Consumer Non-Durables industry higher today. Xerium Technologies was up $0.88 (6.0%) to $15.65 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 146,776 shares of Xerium Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 64,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $14.69-$15.95 after having opened the day at $14.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.77.

Xerium Technologies, Inc. manufactures and supplies consumable products primarily for the production of paper. The company operates in two segments, Machine Clothing and Roll Covers. Xerium Technologies has a market cap of $221.3 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 10.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Xerium Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Xerium Technologies as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income and weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on XRM go as follows:

  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Machinery industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 78.7% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $5.49 million to $1.17 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to $2.76 million or 73.13% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
  • Regardless of the drop in revenue, the company managed to outperform against the industry average of 6.6%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 4.6%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to have hurt the bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
  • 45.59% is the gross profit margin for XERIUM TECHNOLOGIES INC which we consider to be strong. Regardless of XRM's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 0.87% trails the industry average.
  • XERIUM TECHNOLOGIES INC has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, XERIUM TECHNOLOGIES INC turned its bottom line around by earning $0.25 versus -$1.18 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($0.57 versus $0.25).

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Xerium Technologies Ratings Report

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At the close,

Sequential Brands Group

(

SQBG

) was up $0.63 (6.4%) to $10.45 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 128,413 shares of Sequential Brands Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 35,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $9.85-$10.45 after having opened the day at $9.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $9.82.

Sequential Brands Group, Inc. owns, promotes, markets, and licenses a portfolio of consumer brands to retailers, wholesalers, and distributors in the United States and internationally. Sequential Brands Group has a market cap of $246.7 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 77.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Sequential Brands Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Sequential Brands Group as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on SQBG go as follows:

  • SQBG's very impressive revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 14.7%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues leaped by 284.4%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • SEQUENTIAL BRANDS GROUP INC reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past year. We feel that this trend should continue. This trend suggests that the performance of the business is improving. During the past fiscal year, SEQUENTIAL BRANDS GROUP INC continued to lose money by earning -$2.19 versus -$2.95 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($0.23 versus -$2.19).
  • SQBG's debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70 is somewhat low overall, but it is high when compared to the industry average, implying that the management of the debt levels should be evaluated further. Despite the fact that SQBG's debt-to-equity ratio is mixed in its results, the company's quick ratio of 2.04 is high and demonstrates strong liquidity.
  • 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. In comparison to the other companies in the Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods industry and the overall market, SEQUENTIAL BRANDS GROUP INC's return on equity is significantly below that of the industry average and is below that of the S&P 500.
  • Powered by its strong earnings growth of 101.23% and other important driving factors, this stock has surged by 60.00% over the past year, outperforming the rise in the S&P 500 Index during the same period. Looking ahead, however, we cannot assume that the stock's past performance is going to drive future results. Quite to the contrary, its sharp appreciation over the last year is one of the factors that should prompt investors to seek better opportunities elsewhere.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Sequential Brands Group Ratings Report

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Fuwei Films (Holdings

(

FFHL

) was another company that pushed the Consumer Non-Durables industry higher today. Fuwei Films (Holdings was up $0.03 (2.5%) to $1.23 on light volume. Throughout the day, 11,420 shares of Fuwei Films (Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 120,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $1.21-$1.23 after having opened the day at $1.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.20.

Fuwei Films (Holdings) Co., Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, manufacture, and distribution of plastic films using the biaxially- oriented stretch technique in the People's Republic of China. Fuwei Films (Holdings has a market cap of $15.7 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 7.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Fuwei Films (Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fuwei Films (Holdings as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on FFHL go as follows:

  • The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Chemicals industry and the overall market, FUWEI FILMS HOLDINGS CO's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for FUWEI FILMS HOLDINGS CO is rather low; currently it is at 17.15%. Regardless of FFHL's low profit margin, it has managed to increase from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, FFHL's net profit margin of -18.75% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.
  • In its most recent trading session, FFHL has closed at a price level that was not very different from its closing price of one year earlier. This is probably due to its weak earnings growth as well as other mixed factors. The fact that the stock is now selling for less than others in its industry in relation to its current earnings is not reason enough to justify a buy rating at this time.
  • FUWEI FILMS HOLDINGS CO has improved earnings per share by 27.3% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has not demonstrated a clear trend in earnings over the past 2 years, making it difficult to accurately predict earnings for the coming year. During the past fiscal year, FUWEI FILMS HOLDINGS CO reported poor results of -$0.74 versus -$0.66 in the prior year.
  • FFHL, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 11.2%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 7.8%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Fuwei Films (Holdings Ratings Report

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