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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 1 points (0.0%) at 17,689 as of Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, 3:25 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,199 issues advancing vs. 1,792 declining with 180 unchanged.

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

China Metro-Rural Holdings

(

CNR

), up 6.1%,

Radio One

(

ROIA

), up 4.3%,

Taitron Components

(

TAIT

), up 1.9%,

Wilhelmina International

(

WHLM

), up 2.5% and

SmartPros

(

SPRO

), up 3.8%.

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

Wilhelmina International

(

WHLM

) is one of the companies that pushed the Services sector higher today. Wilhelmina International was up $0.14 (2.5%) to $5.70 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,030 shares of Wilhelmina International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $5.70-$5.70 after having opened the day at $5.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $5.56.

Wilhelmina International has a market cap of $32.6 million and is part of the media industry. Shares are down 7.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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At the close,

Radio One

(

ROIA

) was up $0.08 (4.3%) to $1.83 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,351 shares of Radio One exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $1.83-$1.93 after having opened the day at $1.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.75.

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 $4.4 million and is part of the media industry. Shares are down 54.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Radio One a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Radio One as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on ROIA go as follows:

  • The debt-to-equity ratio is very high at 25.19 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.
  • ROIA'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 42.28%, which is also worse than the performance of the S&P 500 Index. 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.
  • The company, on the basis of net income growth from the same quarter one year ago, has underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and greatly underperformed compared to the Media industry average. The net income increased by 0.0% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from -$13.22 million to -$13.22 million.
  • ROIA, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 8.9%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 5.3%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to not be hurting the bottom line, shown by stable earnings per share.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Radio One Ratings Report

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China Metro-Rural Holdings

(

CNR

) was another company that pushed the Services sector higher today. China Metro-Rural Holdings was up $0.05 (6.1%) to $0.93 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 16,023 shares of China Metro-Rural Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $0.90-$0.93 after having opened the day at $0.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.88.

China Metro-Rural Holdings has a market cap of $64.9 million and is part of the media industry. Shares are down 2.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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