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The Consumer Goods sector as a whole closed the day down 1.0% versus the S&P 500, which was down 0.6%. Laggards within the Consumer Goods sector included

Virco Manufacturing

(

VIRC

), down 1.8%,

CCA Industries

(

CAW

), down 4.6%,

Truett-Hurst Inc Class A

(

THST

), down 5.9%,

Willamette Valley Vineyards

(

TheStreet Recommends

WVVI

), down 2.3% and

Gaming Partners International

(

GPIC

), down 1.7%.

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

Gaming Partners International

(

GPIC

) is one of the companies that pushed the Consumer Goods sector lower today. Gaming Partners International was down $0.15 (1.7%) to $8.49 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2,800 shares of Gaming Partners International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6,400 shares. The stock ranged in price between $8.25-$8.50 after having opened the day at $8.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $8.64.

Gaming Partners International Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and supplies casino table game equipment to licensed casinos worldwide. Gaming Partners International has a market cap of $68.4 million and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are up 5.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TheStreet Ratings rates

Gaming Partners International

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, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on GPIC go as follows:

  • GPIC 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 this, the company maintains a quick ratio of 4.33, which clearly demonstrates the ability to cover short-term cash needs.
  • 37.23% is the gross profit margin for GAMING PARTNERS INTL CORP which we consider to be strong. Regardless of GPIC's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, GPIC's net profit margin of 4.39% is significantly lower than the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to $0.91 million or 82.57% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
  • 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, GAMING PARTNERS INTL CORP'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:

Gaming Partners International Ratings Report

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At the close,

Truett-Hurst Inc Class A

(

THST

) was down $0.31 (5.9%) to $4.91 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,273 shares of Truett-Hurst Inc Class A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $4.91-$4.96 after having opened the day at $4.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $5.22.

Truett-Hurst Inc Class A has a market cap of $13.6 million and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are up 25.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Truett-Hurst Inc Class A a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on THST go as follows:

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Truett-Hurst Inc Class A Ratings Report

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Virco Manufacturing

(

VIRC

) was another company that pushed the Consumer Goods sector lower today. Virco Manufacturing was down $0.04 (1.8%) to $2.05 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 12,586 shares of Virco Manufacturing exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5,400 shares. The stock ranged in price between $2.05-$2.10 after having opened the day at $2.09 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.09.

Virco Mfg. Corporation is engaged in the design, production, and distribution of furniture for the commercial and education markets in the United States. Virco Manufacturing has a market cap of $31.6 million and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are down 8.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Virco Manufacturing a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Virco Manufacturing

as a

sell

. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been an overall disappointing return on equity.

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Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on VIRC go as follows:

  • 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. Compared to other companies in the Commercial Services & Supplies industry and the overall market, VIRCO MFG. CORP's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • 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 the Commercial Services & Supplies industry average. The net income increased by 17.2% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $2.91 million to $3.41 million.
  • VIRC's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.11 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. Although the company had a strong debt-to-equity ratio, its quick ratio of 0.72 is somewhat weak and could be cause for future problems.
  • 37.39% is the gross profit margin for VIRCO MFG. CORP which we consider to be strong. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Regardless of the strong results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 5.73% trails the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has slightly increased to $24.63 million or 4.47% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, VIRCO MFG. CORP has also modestly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of 2.77%.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Virco Manufacturing Ratings Report

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