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All three major indices traded up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 196 points (1.1%) at 17,361 as of Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, 4:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,282 issues advancing vs. 826 declining with 107 unchanged.

The Automotive industry as a whole closed the day up 1.5% versus the S&P 500, which was up 1.3%. Top gainers within the Automotive industry included

SORL Auto Parts

(

SORL

), up 3.4%,

UQM Technologies

(

UQM

), up 2.1%,

Fuel Systems Solutions

(

FSYS

), up 1.6%,

Superior Industries International

(

SUP

), up 2.8% and

Modine Manufacturing

(

MOD

), up 2.8%.

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

Fuel Systems Solutions

(

FSYS

) is one of the companies that pushed the Automotive industry higher today. Fuel Systems Solutions was up $0.17 (1.6%) to $10.91 on light volume. Throughout the day, 75,219 shares of Fuel Systems Solutions exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 117,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $10.74-$11.08 after having opened the day at $10.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $10.74.

Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. designs, manufactures, and supplies alternative fuel components and systems for use in the transportation, industrial, and power generation industries worldwide. The company operates through two segments, FSS Automotive and FSS Industrial. Fuel Systems Solutions has a market cap of $220.0 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 1.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Fuel Systems Solutions a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Fuel Systems Solutions as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on FSYS 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 Auto Components industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 410.8% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $1.03 million to -$3.21 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 Auto Components industry and the overall market, FUEL SYSTEMS SOLUTIONS INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for FUEL SYSTEMS SOLUTIONS INC is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 27.27%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -3.76% trails that of the industry average.
  • The share price of FUEL SYSTEMS SOLUTIONS INC has not done very well: it is down 11.85% and has underperformed the S&P 500, in part reflecting the company's sharply declining earnings per share when compared to the year-earlier quarter. 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.
  • FUEL SYSTEMS SOLUTIONS 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. We feel it is likely to report a decline in earnings in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, FUEL SYSTEMS SOLUTIONS INC continued to lose money by earning -$0.02 versus -$0.78 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 2400.0% in earnings (-$0.50 versus -$0.02).

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Fuel Systems Solutions Ratings Report

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At the close,

UQM Technologies

(

UQM

) was up $0.02 (2.1%) to $0.97 on light volume. Throughout the day, 54,295 shares of UQM Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 155,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $0.95-$1.02 after having opened the day at $0.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.95.

UQM Technologies, Inc. develops, manufactures, and sells electric motors, generators, and power electronic controllers in the United States and internationally. UQM Technologies has a market cap of $42.5 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 21.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates UQM Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates UQM Technologies as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on UQM 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 Auto Components industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 382.1% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$0.41 million to -$1.99 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to -$1.12 million or 371.42% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
  • Despite any intermediate fluctuations, we have only bad news to report on this stock's performance over the last year: it has tumbled by 48.79%, worse than the S&P 500's performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company's earnings per share are down 400.00% compared to the year-earlier 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.
  • UQM 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. We feel it is likely to report a decline in earnings in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, UQM TECHNOLOGIES INC continued to lose money by earning -$0.07 versus -$0.29 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 100.0% in earnings (-$0.14 versus -$0.07).
  • 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 Auto Components industry and the overall market, UQM TECHNOLOGIES INC'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:

UQM Technologies Ratings Report

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SORL Auto Parts

(

SORL

) was another company that pushed the Automotive industry higher today. SORL Auto Parts was up $0.11 (3.4%) to $3.31 on average volume. Throughout the day, 15,065 shares of SORL Auto Parts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 16,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $3.03-$3.44 after having opened the day at $3.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.20.

SORL Auto Parts, Inc. develops, manufactures, and distributes automotive brake systems and other safety related auto parts. It operates in two segments, Commercial Vehicles Brake Systems, etc.; and Passenger Vehicles Brake Systems, etc. SORL Auto Parts has a market cap of $59.6 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 13.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates SORL Auto Parts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates SORL Auto Parts as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on SORL go as follows:

  • SORL's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 0.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 7.7%. 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.
  • SORL's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.09 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. To add to this, SORL has a quick ratio of 2.31, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
  • 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 Auto Components industry. The net income has decreased by 12.4% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, dropping from $3.31 million to $2.90 million.
  • 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. In comparison to the other companies in the Auto Components industry and the overall market, SORL AUTO PARTS INC's return on equity is significantly below that of the industry average and is below that of the S&P 500.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

SORL Auto Parts Ratings Report

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