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All three major indices traded up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 12 points (0.1%) at 16,545 as of Thursday, May 22, 2014, 3:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,121 issues advancing vs. 844 declining with 178 unchanged.

The Services sector as a whole closed the day up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.3%. Top gainers within the Services sector included

Radio One

(

ROIA

), up 2.8%,

Peerless Systems

(

PRLS

), up 2.1%,

Globus Maritime

(

GLBS

), up 5.4%,

Willdan Group

(

WLDN

), up 1.9% and

NTN Buzztime

(

NTN

), up 6.5%.

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

Globus Maritime

(

GLBS

) is one of the companies that pushed the Services sector higher today. Globus Maritime was up $0.19 (5.4%) to $3.70 on average volume. Throughout the day, 11,989 shares of Globus Maritime exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 14,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $3.55-$3.70 after having opened the day at $3.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.51.

Globus Maritime has a market cap of $34.5 million and is part of the retail industry. Shares are down 11.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on GLBS go as follows:

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Globus Maritime Ratings Report

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At the close,

Peerless Systems

(

PRLS

) was up $0.07 (2.1%) to $3.57 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 6,345 shares of Peerless Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $3.50-$3.57 after having opened the day at $3.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.50.

Peerless Systems Corporation develops and licenses software-based digital imaging and networking systems and supporting electronic technologies to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of digital document products located primarily in the United States and Japan. Peerless Systems has a market cap of $9.6 million and is part of the retail industry. Shares are down 3.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Peerless Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Peerless Systems as a

hold

. 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 and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on PRLS go as follows:

  • PRLS's very impressive revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 6.6%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues leaped by 90.9%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • PRLS 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. Along with this, the company maintains a quick ratio of 36.47, which clearly demonstrates the ability to cover short-term cash needs.
  • PEERLESS SYSTEMS CORP 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 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, PEERLESS SYSTEMS CORP increased its bottom line by earning $0.54 versus $0.40 in the prior year.
  • 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 Software industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 118.6% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $1.40 million to -$0.26 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 Software industry and the overall market, PEERLESS SYSTEMS CORP's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Peerless Systems Ratings Report

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Radio One

(

ROIA

) was another company that pushed the Services sector higher today. Radio One was up $0.11 (2.8%) to $4.07 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,910 shares of Radio One exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $4.00-$4.07 after having opened the day at $4.02 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.96.

Radio One, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an urban-oriented multi-media company in the United States. The company operates through four segments: Radio Broadcasting, Reach Media, Internet, and Cable Television. Radio One has a market cap of $9.0 million and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 4.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Radio One a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Radio One as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk and disappointing return on equity.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on ROIA go as follows:

  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed against the S&P 500 and did not exceed that of the Media industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 39.1% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$18.11 million to -$25.18 million.
  • The debt-to-equity ratio is very high at 15.39 and currently higher than the industry average, implying increased risk associated with the management of debt levels within the company.
  • 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 Media industry and the overall market, RADIO ONE INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for RADIO ONE INC is rather high; currently it is at 68.20%. Regardless of ROIA's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, ROIA's net profit margin of -22.67% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.
  • RADIO ONE INC's earnings per share declined by 39.5% 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, RADIO ONE INC continued to lose money by earning -$1.30 versus -$1.33 in the prior year.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Radio One Ratings Report

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