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The Consumer Goods sector as a whole closed the day up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.2%. Laggards within the Consumer Goods sector included

Fuwei Films (Holdings

(

FFHL

), down 1.7%,

BRASILAGRO - CIA Bras de Prop Agricolas

(

LND

), down 4.2%,

Entertainment Gaming Asia

(

EGT

), down 2.3%,

China Xiniya Fashion

(

XNY

), down 3.8% and

American Lorain

(

ALN

), down 3.0%.

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

China Xiniya Fashion

(

XNY

) is one of the companies that pushed the Consumer Goods sector lower today. China Xiniya Fashion was down $0.02 (3.8%) to $0.51 on light volume. Throughout the day, 8,356 shares of China Xiniya Fashion exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 45,200 shares. The stock ranged in price between $0.49-$0.52 after having opened the day at $0.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.53.

China Xiniya Fashion Limited designs, manufactures, and sells men's business casual and business formal apparel and accessories to retail customers in the People's Republic of China. China Xiniya Fashion has a market cap of $29.6 million and is part of the tobacco industry. Shares are down 59.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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TheStreet Ratings rates

China Xiniya Fashion

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, 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 disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on XNY go as follows:

  • The company, on the basis of net income growth from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly outperformed against the S&P 500 and exceeded that of the Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods industry average. The net income increased by 41.5% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $1.53 million to $2.16 million.
  • XNY 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 8.98, which clearly demonstrates the ability to cover short-term cash needs.
  • XNY, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 16.6%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 11.3%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.
  • The gross profit margin for CHINA XINIYA FASHION LTD-ADR is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 27.77%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 6.62% trails that of the industry average.
  • 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 Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods industry and the overall market, CHINA XINIYA FASHION LTD-ADR'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:

China Xiniya Fashion Ratings Report

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At the close,

Entertainment Gaming Asia

(

EGT

) was down $0.01 (2.3%) to $0.42 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 91,682 shares of Entertainment Gaming Asia exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 37,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $0.42-$0.49 after having opened the day at $0.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.43.

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 tobacco industry. Shares are down 64.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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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 poor profit margins.

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.
  • The gross profit margin for ENTERTAINMENT GAMING ASIA is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 30.15%. It has decreased significantly from the same period last year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -5.92% is significantly below that of the industry average.
  • This stock's share value has moved by only 63.94% 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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Fuwei Films (Holdings

(

FFHL

) was another company that pushed the Consumer Goods sector lower today. Fuwei Films (Holdings was down $0.02 (1.7%) to $0.95 on light volume. Throughout the day, 5,774 shares of Fuwei Films (Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11,300 shares. The stock ranged in price between $0.95-$0.96 after having opened the day at $0.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.97.

Fuwei Films (Holdings) Co., Ltd., through its subsidiary, Fuwei Films (Shandong) Co., Ltd., develops, manufactures, and distributes plastic films using the biaxially- oriented stretch technique in the People's Republic of China. Fuwei Films (Holdings has a market cap of $12.5 million and is part of the tobacco industry. Shares are down 14.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Fuwei Films (Holdings

as a

sell

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

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Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on FFHL go as follows:

  • FUWEI FILMS HOLDINGS CO's earnings per share declined by 21.7% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has reported a trend of declining earnings per share over the past two years. During the past fiscal year, FUWEI FILMS HOLDINGS CO reported poor results of -$0.74 versus -$0.66 in the prior year.
  • 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 Chemicals industry. The net income has decreased by 23.5% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, dropping from -$3.00 million to -$3.71 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. Compared to other companies in the Chemicals industry and the overall market, FUWEI FILMS HOLDINGS CO's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for FUWEI FILMS HOLDINGS CO is currently extremely low, coming in at 3.71%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -32.84% is significantly below that of the industry average.
  • Reflecting the weaknesses we have cited, including the decline in the company's earnings per share, FFHL has underperformed the S&P 500 Index, declining 21.96% from its price level of one year ago. 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.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Fuwei Films (Holdings Ratings Report

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