All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 120.72 points (-0.7%) at 17,420 as of Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, 4:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,245 issues advancing vs. 1,837 declining with 137 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector as a whole closed the day down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which was down 0.8%. Top gainers within the Industrial Goods sector included

Skyline

(

SKY

), up 2.3%,

Cemtrex

(

CETX

), up 6.0%,

Intellicheck Mobilisa

(

IDN

), up 3.9%,

LGL Group

(

LGL

), up 2.2% and

Global-Tech Advanced Innovations

(

GAI

), up 8.6%.

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

LGL Group

(

LGL

) is one of the companies that pushed the Industrial Goods sector higher today. LGL Group was up $0.09 (2.2%) to $4.18 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,976 shares of LGL Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 14,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $4.10-$4.18 after having opened the day at $4.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $4.09.

The LGL Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of standard and custom-engineered electronic components in the United States and internationally. LGL Group has a market cap of $10.9 million and is part of the computer hardware industry. Shares are up 14.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate LGL Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates LGL Group as a

sell

. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been a generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on LGL go as follows:

  • LGL has underperformed the S&P 500 Index, declining 5.55% from its price level of one year ago. 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.
  • 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 Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components industry and the overall market, LGL GROUP INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • LGL, with its decline in revenue, slightly underperformed the industry average of 2.8%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 11.9%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.
  • LGL 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. During the past fiscal year, LGL GROUP INC continued to lose money by earning -$1.09 versus -$3.16 in the prior year.
  • 37.51% is the gross profit margin for LGL GROUP INC which we consider to be strong. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Regardless of the strong results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of -3.29% is in-line with the industry average.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

LGL Group Ratings Report

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At the close,

Intellicheck Mobilisa

(

IDN

) was up $0.04 (3.9%) to $1.08 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 105,098 shares of Intellicheck Mobilisa exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 37,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $1.02-$1.09 after having opened the day at $1.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.04.

Intellicheck Mobilisa, Inc. develops, integrates, and markets wireless technology and identity systems for mobile and handheld access control and security systems. Intellicheck Mobilisa has a market cap of $9.4 million and is part of the computer hardware industry. Shares are down 64.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Intellicheck Mobilisa a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Intellicheck Mobilisa as a

sell

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

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on IDN 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 Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 43.1% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$0.91 million to -$1.30 million.
  • Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components industry and the overall market, INTELLICHECK MOBILISA INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • IDN's stock share price has done very poorly compared to where it was a year ago: Despite any rallies, the net result is that it is down by 82.34%, which is also worse that the performance of the S&P 500 Index. Investors have so far failed to pay much attention to the earnings improvements the company has managed to achieve over the last quarter. Naturally, the overall market trend is bound to be a significant factor. However, in one sense, the stock's sharp decline last year is a positive for future investors, making it cheaper (in proportion to its earnings over the past year) than most other stocks in its industry. But due to other concerns, we feel the stock is still not a good buy right now.
  • IDN, with its decline in revenue, slightly underperformed the industry average of 2.8%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 9.6%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.
  • The gross profit margin for INTELLICHECK MOBILISA INC is currently very high, coming in at 79.74%. Regardless of IDN's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, IDN's net profit margin of -131.91% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Intellicheck Mobilisa Ratings Report

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Cemtrex

(

CETX

) was another company that pushed the Industrial Goods sector higher today. Cemtrex was up $0.16 (6.0%) to $2.81 on light volume. Throughout the day, 3,170 shares of Cemtrex exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $2.79-$2.90 after having opened the day at $2.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.65.

Cemtrex, Inc. provides electronic manufacturing services of printed circuit board assemblies, emission monitors and instruments, and environmental control and air filtration systems. Cemtrex has a market cap of $17.8 million and is part of the computer hardware industry. Shares are unchanged year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Cemtrex a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cemtrex as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on CETX go as follows:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 3.6%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 24.1%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • Current return on equity exceeded its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of strength within the company. Compared to other companies in the Commercial Services & Supplies industry and the overall market, CEMTREX INC's return on equity significantly exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • CEMTREX 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. During the past fiscal year, CEMTREX INC increased its bottom line by earning $0.42 versus $0.12 in the prior year.
  • The debt-to-equity ratio is very high at 2.29 and currently higher than the industry average, implying increased risk associated with the management of debt levels within the company. Along with the unfavorable debt-to-equity ratio, CETX maintains a poor quick ratio of 0.79, which illustrates the inability to avoid short-term cash problems.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to $0.44 million or 92.76% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Cemtrex Ratings Report

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