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The Consumer Durables industry as a whole closed the day down 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which was down 0.5%. Laggards within the Consumer Durables industry included

Entertainment Gaming Asia

(

EGT

), down 6.8%,

EveryWare Global

(

EVRY

), down 3.4%,

Nova Lifestyle

(

NVFY

), down 3.4%,

Marine Products

(

MPX

), down 12.0% and

Johnson Outdoors

(

JOUT

), down 1.6%.

TheStreet Ratings Group would like to highlight 3 stocks that pushed the industry lower today:

Marine Products

(

MPX

) is one of the companies that pushed the Consumer Durables industry lower today. Marine Products was down $0.94 (12.0%) to $6.90 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 111,637 shares of Marine Products exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 17,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $6.78-$7.87 after having opened the day at $7.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $7.84.

Marine Products Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells recreational fiberglass powerboats in the sportboat, deckboat, cruiser, sport yacht, and sport fishing markets worldwide. Marine Products has a market cap of $288.2 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 7.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Marine Products a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates

Marine Products

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on MPX go as follows:

  • MPX 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 the favorable debt-to-equity ratio, the company maintains an adequate quick ratio of 1.30, which illustrates the ability to avoid short-term cash problems.
  • Net operating cash flow has slightly increased to $4.20 million or 3.68% when compared to the same quarter last year. Despite an increase in cash flow, MARINE PRODUCTS CORP's cash flow growth rate is still lower than the industry average growth rate of 15.47%.
  • MARINE PRODUCTS CORP reported flat earnings per share in the most recent quarter. Stable earnings per share over the past two years indicate the company has sound management over its earnings and share float. We anticipate the company beginning to experience more growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, MARINE PRODUCTS CORP's EPS of $0.19 remained unchanged from the prior years' EPS of $0.19. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($0.26 versus $0.19).
  • MPX, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 4.9%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 9.7%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to not be hurting the bottom line, shown by stable earnings per share.
  • The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. In comparison to the other companies in the Leisure Equipment & Products industry and the overall market, MARINE PRODUCTS CORP'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:

Marine Products Ratings Report

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At the close,

EveryWare Global

(

EVRY

) was down $0.02 (3.4%) to $0.70 on light volume. Throughout the day, 18,400 shares of EveryWare Global exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 75,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $0.68-$0.75 after having opened the day at $0.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.72.

EveryWare Global has a market cap of $15.7 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 0.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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Entertainment Gaming Asia

(

EGT

) was another company that pushed the Consumer Durables industry lower today. Entertainment Gaming Asia was down $0.03 (6.8%) to $0.41 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 62,267 shares of Entertainment Gaming Asia exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 25,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $0.35-$0.43 after having opened the day at $0.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.44.

Entertainment Gaming Asia Inc., a gaming company, owns and leases electronic gaming machines (EGMs) in resorts, hotels, and other venues in Cambodia and the Philippines. It operates in two segments, Gaming Operations and Gaming Products. Entertainment Gaming Asia has a market cap of $13.2 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 17.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Entertainment Gaming Asia

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow.

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Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on EGT go as follows:

  • ENTERTAINMENT GAMING ASIA's earnings have gone downhill when comparing its most recently reported quarter with the same quarter a year earlier. The company has reported a trend of declining earnings per share over the past two years. During the past fiscal year, ENTERTAINMENT GAMING ASIA swung to a loss, reporting -$0.14 versus $0.07 in the prior year.
  • 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 Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and the overall market, ENTERTAINMENT GAMING ASIA'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 $0.07 million or 94.25% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
  • This stock's share value has moved by only 59.84% over the past year. Turning toward the future, the fact that the stock has come down in price over the past year should not necessarily be interpreted as a negative; it could be one of the factors that may help make the stock attractive down the road. Right now, however, we believe that it is too soon to buy.
  • EGT, with its decline in revenue, slightly underperformed the industry average of 9.6%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 19.1%. The declining revenue appears to have seeped down to the company's bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Entertainment Gaming Asia Ratings Report

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