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The Diversified Services industry as a whole was unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.4%. Laggards within the Diversified Services industry included

Learning Tree International

(

LTRE

), down 2.1%,

General Employment

(

JOB

), down 2.0%,

RLJ Entertainment

(

RLJE

), down 4.3%,

NV5 Holdings

(

NVEE

), down 4.0% and

Magal Security Systems

(

MAGS

), down 2.9%.

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

NV5 Holdings

(

NVEE

) is one of the companies that pushed the Diversified Services industry lower today. NV5 Holdings was down $0.40 (4.0%) to $9.50 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,193 shares of NV5 Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $9.11-$9.50 after having opened the day at $9.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $9.90.

NV5 Holdings has a market cap of $56.5 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 21.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates NV5 Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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At the close,

RLJ Entertainment

(

RLJE

) was down $0.16 (4.3%) to $3.54 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 8,779 shares of RLJ Entertainment exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4,200 shares. The stock ranged in price between $3.54-$3.74 after having opened the day at $3.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.70.

RLJ Entertainment, Inc., an entertainment company, acquires content rights in British episodic mystery and drama, urban programming, and full-length motion pictures. It operates through three segments: Intellectual Property Licensing, Wholesale, and Direct-to-Consumer. RLJ Entertainment has a market cap of $49.7 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 22.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TheStreet Ratings rates

RLJ Entertainment

as a

sell

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

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on RLJE go as follows:

  • RLJ ENTERTAINMENT INC has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from 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, RLJ ENTERTAINMENT INC reported poor results of -$2.30 versus -$0.49 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 Media industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 183.1% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$3.56 million to -$10.07 million.
  • 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 Media industry and the overall market, RLJ ENTERTAINMENT INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for RLJ ENTERTAINMENT INC is rather low; currently it is at 20.04%. It has decreased significantly from the same period last year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -33.26% is significantly below that of the industry average.
  • Despite any intermediate fluctuations, we have only bad news to report on this stock's performance over the last year: it has tumbled by 27.49%, worse than the S&P 500's performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company's earnings per share are down 200.00% compared to the year-earlier 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.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

RLJ Entertainment Ratings Report

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Learning Tree International

(

LTRE

) was another company that pushed the Diversified Services industry lower today. Learning Tree International was down $0.05 (2.1%) to $2.31 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 5,421 shares of Learning Tree International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,200 shares. The stock ranged in price between $2.26-$2.35 after having opened the day at $2.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.36.

Learning Tree International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, markets, and delivers a library of instructor-led classroom courses to meet the professional development needs of information technology (IT) professionals and managers worldwide. Learning Tree International has a market cap of $31.1 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 24.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Learning Tree International

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

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Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on LTRE go as follows:

  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and greatly underperformed compared to the Diversified Consumer Services industry average. The net income has decreased by 14.6% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, dropping from -$4.02 million to -$4.60 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to -$4.36 million or 87.65% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
  • Reflecting the weaknesses we have cited, including the decline in the company's earnings per share, LTRE has underperformed the S&P 500 Index, declining 20.99% 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.
  • The company's current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Diversified Consumer Services industry and the overall market, LEARNING TREE INTL INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • 42.87% is the gross profit margin for LEARNING TREE INTL INC which we consider to be strong. Regardless of LTRE's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, LTRE's net profit margin of -18.40% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Learning Tree International Ratings Report

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