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One 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 5.41 points (0.0%) at 17,746 as of Thursday, July 30, 2015, 4:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,569 issues advancing vs. 1,503 declining with 140 unchanged.

The Services sector as a whole was unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which was unchanged. Top gainers within the Services sector included

Alon Blue Square Israel

(

BSI

), up 13.5%,

Onvia

(

ONVI

), up 3.2%,

Radio One

(

ROIA

), up 4.8%,

Spar Group

(

SGRP

), up 1.6% and

Dover Motorsports

(

DVD

), up 2.6%.

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

Dover Motorsports

(

DVD

) is one of the companies that pushed the Services sector higher today. Dover Motorsports was up $0.06 (2.6%) to $2.32 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 9,507 shares of Dover Motorsports exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $2.26-$2.34 after having opened the day at $2.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.26.

Dover Motorsports, Inc., through its subsidiaries, markets and promotes motorsports entertainment in the United States. The company promotes events under the auspices of the sanctioning body in motorsports, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing. Dover Motorsports has a market cap of $41.4 million and is part of the media industry. Shares are down 13.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Dover Motorsports a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Dover Motorsports as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, unimpressive growth in net income and weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on DVD go as follows:

  • DOVER MOTORSPORTS INC's earnings per share declined by 16.7% in the most recent quarter compared to 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, DOVER MOTORSPORTS INC increased its bottom line by earning $0.08 versus $0.05 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($0.22 versus $0.08).
  • DVD's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.26 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. Even though the company has a strong debt-to-equity ratio, the quick ratio of 0.16 is very weak and demonstrates a lack of ability to pay short-term obligations.
  • DVD, with its very weak revenue results, has greatly underperformed against the industry average of 5.0%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues plummeted by 94.5%. The declining revenue appears to have seeped down to the company's bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
  • Reflecting the weaknesses we have cited, including the decline in the company's earnings per share, DVD has underperformed the S&P 500 Index, declining 21.43% from its price level of one year ago. Looking ahead, we do not see anything in this company's numbers that would change the one-year trend. It was down over the last twelve months; and it could be down again in the next twelve. Naturally, a bull or bear market could sway the movement of this stock.
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry average. The net income has decreased by 22.9% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, dropping from -$2.12 million to -$2.60 million.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Dover Motorsports Ratings Report

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At the close,

Spar Group

(

SGRP

) was up $0.02 (1.6%) to $1.31 on light volume. Throughout the day, 470 shares of Spar Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $1.28-$1.31 after having opened the day at $1.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.29.

SPAR Group Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides merchandising and marketing services worldwide. Spar Group has a market cap of $27.2 million and is part of the media industry. Shares are down 7.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Spar Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Spar Group as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on SGRP go as follows:

  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Media industry. The net income increased by 79.9% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from -$0.37 million to -$0.07 million.
  • Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 6.8%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 4.4%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • SPAR GROUP INC reported significant earnings per share improvement 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, SPAR GROUP INC's EPS of $0.15 remained unchanged from the prior years' EPS of $0.15.
  • The gross profit margin for SPAR GROUP INC is rather low; currently it is at 23.62%. Regardless of SGRP's low profit margin, it has managed to increase from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, SGRP's net profit margin of -0.25% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to $1.44 million or 41.66% 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:

Spar Group Ratings Report

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Radio One

(

ROIA

) was another company that pushed the Services sector higher today. Radio One was up $0.12 (4.8%) to $2.63 on light volume. Throughout the day, 109 shares of Radio One exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $2.63-$2.63 after having opened the day at $2.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.51.

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 $5.6 million and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 59.0% 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 generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow 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 494.14 and currently higher than the industry average, implying increased risk associated with the management of debt levels within the company. Along with this, the company manages to maintain a quick ratio of 0.29, which clearly demonstrates the inability to cover short-term cash needs.
  • 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.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to $0.48 million or 56.76% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
  • 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 42.69%, 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.
  • RADIO ONE INC has improved earnings per share by 26.4% 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 reported poor results of -$1.32 versus -$1.30 in the prior year.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Radio One Ratings Report

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