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The Consumer Goods sector as a whole closed the day down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which was down 0.3%. Laggards within the Consumer Goods sector included

Fuwei Films (Holdings

(

FFHL

), down 3.4%,

Natuzzi SPA

(

NTZ

), down 4.8%,

Entertainment Gaming Asia

(

EGT

), down 4.0%,

CTI Industries

(

CTIB

), down 1.8% and

Global-Tech Advanced Innovations

(

GAI

), down 1.9%.

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

Entertainment Gaming Asia

(

EGT

) is one of the companies that pushed the Consumer Goods sector lower today. Entertainment Gaming Asia was down $0.02 (4.0%) to $0.48 on light volume. Throughout the day, 10,649 shares of Entertainment Gaming Asia exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 25,600 shares. The stock ranged in price between $0.46-$0.49 after having opened the day at $0.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.50.

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 $15.4 million and is part of the consumer durables industry. Shares are down 3.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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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 weak operating cash flow.

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 59.17% 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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At the close,

Natuzzi SPA

(

NTZ

) was down $0.08 (4.8%) to $1.60 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,500 shares of Natuzzi SPA exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $1.60-$1.73 after having opened the day at $1.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.68.

Natuzzi S.p.A. designs, manufactures, and markets leather and fabric upholstered furniture worldwide. Natuzzi SPA has a market cap of $94.3 million and is part of the consumer durables industry. Shares are up 8.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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TheStreet Ratings rates

Natuzzi SPA

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on NTZ go as follows:

  • 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 Household Durables industry and the overall market, NATUZZI SPA's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for NATUZZI SPA is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 30.78%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -7.81% is significantly below that of the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to -$28.70 million or 586.21% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
  • NTZ's stock share price has done very poorly compared to where it was a year ago: Despite any rallies, the net result is that it is down by 36.06%, which is also worse that the performance of the S&P 500 Index. Investors have so far failed to pay much attention to the earnings improvements the company has managed to achieve over the last quarter. Naturally, the overall market trend is bound to be a significant factor. However, in one sense, the stock's sharp decline last year is a positive for future investors, making it cheaper (in proportion to its earnings over the past year) than most other stocks in its industry. But due to other concerns, we feel the stock is still not a good buy right now.
  • NATUZZI SPA reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has not demonstrated a clear trend in earnings over the past 2 years, making it difficult to accurately predict earnings for the coming year. During the past fiscal year, NATUZZI SPA reported poor results of -$1.71 versus -$0.63 in the prior year.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Natuzzi SPA 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 (3.4%) to $0.57 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2,087 shares of Fuwei Films (Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11,400 shares. The stock ranged in price between $0.56-$0.62 after having opened the day at $0.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.59.

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 $7.8 million and is part of the consumer durables industry. Shares are down 9.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Fuwei Films (Holdings

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its weak operating cash flow, 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:

  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to -$1.87 million or 247.32% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
  • The gross profit margin for FUWEI FILMS HOLDINGS CO is currently extremely low, coming in at 12.97%. Despite the low profit margin, it has increased significantly from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, FFHL's net profit margin of -25.64% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.
  • FFHL's stock share price has done very poorly compared to where it was a year ago: Despite any rallies, the net result is that it is down by 51.76%, which is also worse that the performance of the S&P 500 Index. Investors have so far failed to pay much attention to the earnings improvements the company has managed to achieve over the last quarter. Naturally, the overall market trend is bound to be a significant factor. However, in one sense, the stock's sharp decline last year is a positive for future investors, making it cheaper (in proportion to its earnings over the past year) than most other stocks in its industry. But due to other concerns, we feel the stock is still not a good buy right now.
  • 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. 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.
  • FUWEI FILMS HOLDINGS CO has improved earnings per share by 24.1% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has not demonstrated a clear trend in earnings over the past 2 years, making it difficult to accurately predict earnings for the coming year. During the past fiscal year, FUWEI FILMS HOLDINGS CO reported poor results of -$0.74 versus -$0.66 in the prior year.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Fuwei Films (Holdings Ratings Report

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