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The Consumer Durables industry as a whole closed the day up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which was unchanged. Laggards within the Consumer Durables industry included

SGOCO Group

(

SGOC

), down 1.6%,

Koss

(

KOSS

), down 2.3%,

Stanley Furniture

(

STLY

), down 2.2%,

Leapfrog

(

LF

), down 7.3% and

Energous

(

WATT

), down 4.0%.

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

Energous

(

WATT

) is one of the companies that pushed the Consumer Durables industry lower today. Energous was down $0.30 (4.0%) to $7.25 on average volume. Throughout the day, 271,229 shares of Energous exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 246,600 shares. The stock ranged in price between $7.05-$7.87 after having opened the day at $7.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $7.55.

Energous has a market cap of $97.2 million and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 31.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Energous a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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At the close,

Leapfrog

(

LF

) was down $0.08 (7.3%) to $1.01 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 2,277,124 shares of Leapfrog exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,401,700 shares. The stock ranged in price between $1.00-$1.15 after having opened the day at $1.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.09.

Leapfrog has a market cap of $74.3 million and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 76.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Leapfrog a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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Stanley Furniture

(

STLY

) was another company that pushed the Consumer Durables industry lower today. Stanley Furniture was down $0.07 (2.2%) to $3.10 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 103,919 shares of Stanley Furniture exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 25,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $2.76-$3.23 after having opened the day at $3.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.17.

Stanley Furniture Company, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets residential wood furniture products in the United States. It offers upscale wood residential home furnishings, including dining, bedroom, living room, home office, home entertainment, and accent items. Stanley Furniture has a market cap of $43.1 million and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 15.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Stanley Furniture a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Stanley Furniture

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing.

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Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on STLY go as follows:

  • Looking at where the stock is today compared to one year ago, we find that it is not only higher, but it has also clearly outperformed the rise in the S&P 500 over the same period. Although other factors naturally played a role, the company's strong earnings growth was key. Despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year, there is currently no conclusive evidence that warrants the purchase or sale of this stock.
  • STANLEY FURNITURE CO INC reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past year. We feel that this trend should continue. This trend suggests that the performance of the business is improving. During the past fiscal year, STANLEY FURNITURE CO INC continued to lose money by earning -$0.37 versus -$0.44 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($0.23 versus -$0.37).
  • The gross profit margin for STANLEY FURNITURE CO INC is rather low; currently it is at 21.12%. Regardless of STLY's low profit margin, it has managed to increase from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, STLY's net profit margin of 18.09% significantly outperformed against the industry.
  • Current return on equity exceeded its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of strength within the company. Compared to other companies in the Household Durables industry and the overall market, STANLEY FURNITURE CO 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:

Stanley Furniture Ratings Report

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