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The Diversified Services industry as a whole closed the day down 1.3% versus the S&P 500, which was down 0.9%. Laggards within the Diversified Services industry included

Wilhelmina International

(

WHLM

), down 2.6%,

RLJ Entertainment

(

RLJE

), down 9.3%,

Cambium Learning Group

(

ABCD

), down 2.3%,

AeroCentury

(

ACY

), down 4.8% and

Lime Energy

(

LIME

), down 3.7%.

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

Cambium Learning Group

(

ABCD

) is one of the companies that pushed the Diversified Services industry lower today. Cambium Learning Group was down $0.04 (2.3%) to $1.73 on average volume. Throughout the day, 24,523 shares of Cambium Learning Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 16,400 shares. The stock ranged in price between $1.67-$1.75 after having opened the day at $1.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.77.

Cambium Learning Group, Inc. operates as an educational solutions and services company in the United States. It operates in four segments: Voyager Sopris Learning (VSL), Learning A-Z, ExploreLearning, and Kurzweil/IntelliTools. Cambium Learning Group has a market cap of $79.1 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 6.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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TheStreet Ratings rates

Cambium Learning Group

as a

sell

. The area that we feel has been the company's primary weakness has been its relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on ABCD go as follows:

  • This stock has managed to decline in share value by 0.59% over the past twelve months. Turning our attention to the future direction of the stock, we do not believe this stock offers ample reward opportunity to compensate for the risks, despite the fact that it rose over the past year.
  • ABCD, with its decline in revenue, slightly underperformed the industry average of 5.2%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 4.2%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.
  • The gross profit margin for CAMBIUM LEARNING GROUP INC is currently very high, coming in at 73.16%. 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 2.41% trails the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 59.82% to $19.64 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, CAMBIUM LEARNING GROUP INC has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of -2.75%.
  • CAMBIUM LEARNING GROUP INC has shown improvement in its earnings for its most recently reported quarter when compared with the same quarter a year earlier. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. During the past fiscal year, CAMBIUM LEARNING GROUP INC continued to lose money by earning -$0.31 versus -$2.72 in the prior year.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Cambium Learning Group Ratings Report

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At the close,

RLJ Entertainment

(

RLJE

) was down $0.18 (9.3%) to $1.75 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 30,563 shares of RLJ Entertainment exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $1.70-$1.85 after having opened the day at $1.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.93.

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 $24.8 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 3.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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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 generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, feeble growth in its earnings per share and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on RLJE go as follows:

  • Although RLJE's debt-to-equity ratio of 2.15 is very high, it is currently less than 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. 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 24.17%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -21.00% is significantly below that of the industry average.
  • RLJ ENTERTAINMENT INC reported flat earnings per share in the most recent quarter. 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.
  • RLJE'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 53.73%, which is also worse than the performance of the S&P 500 Index. 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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Wilhelmina International

(

WHLM

) was another company that pushed the Diversified Services industry lower today. Wilhelmina International was down $0.15 (2.6%) to $5.60 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 2,587 shares of Wilhelmina International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,200 shares. The stock ranged in price between $5.60-$5.63 after having opened the day at $5.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $5.75.

Wilhelmina International has a market cap of $33.0 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 6.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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