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The Consumer Goods sector as a whole closed the day down 1.1% versus the S&P 500, which was down 0.5%. Laggards within the Consumer Goods sector included

CCA Industries

(

CAW

), down 4.6%,

Truett-Hurst Inc Class A

(

THST

), down 5.9%,

Willamette Valley Vineyards

(

WVVI

), down 2.5%,

Gaming Partners International

(

GPIC

), down 1.7% and

Ocean Bio-Chem

(

OBCI

), down 2.3%.

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

LKQ

(

LKQ

) is one of the companies that pushed the Consumer Goods sector lower today. LKQ was down $0.84 (2.9%) to $28.51 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,494,095 shares of LKQ exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,547,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $28.47-$29.30 after having opened the day at $29.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.35.

LKQ Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides replacement parts, components, and systems needed to repair cars and trucks in the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium, Northern France, Canada, Mexico, and Central America. LKQ has a market cap of $8.9 billion and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are down 10.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate LKQ a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates

LKQ

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on LKQ go as follows:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 12.2%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 35.9%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • LKQ CORP has improved earnings per share by 21.4% 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 two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, LKQ CORP increased its bottom line by earning $1.03 versus $0.88 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($1.37 versus $1.03).
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has exceeded that of the Distributors industry average, but is less than that of the S&P 500. The net income increased by 23.7% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $84.59 million to $104.65 million.
  • The stock has risen over the past year as investors have generally rewarded the company for its earnings growth and other positive factors like the ones we have cited in this report. Looking ahead, the stock's rise over the last year has already helped drive it to a level which is relatively expensive compared to the rest of its industry. We feel, however, that the other strengths this company displays justify these higher price levels.
  • 40.17% is the gross profit margin for LKQ CORP which we consider to be strong. Regardless of LKQ's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, LKQ's net profit margin of 6.43% compares favorably to the industry average.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

LKQ Ratings Report

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At the close,

Gaming Partners International

(

GPIC

) 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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Truett-Hurst Inc Class A

(

THST

) was another company that pushed the Consumer Goods sector lower today. Truett-Hurst Inc Class A 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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