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The Services sector as a whole closed the day up 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.5%. Laggards within the Services sector included

Taitron Components

(

TAIT

), down 2.7%,

Birks Group

(

BGI

), down 1.7%,

Universal Security Instruments

(

UUU

), down 1.5%,

Alon Blue Square Israel

(

BSI

), down 1.8% and

Radio One

(

ROIA

), down 2.3%.

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

Prestige Brands Holdings

(

PBH

) is one of the companies that pushed the Services sector lower today. Prestige Brands Holdings was down $1.00 (2.8%) to $34.29 on light volume. Throughout the day, 183,167 shares of Prestige Brands Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 360,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $34.26-$35.33 after having opened the day at $35.17 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.29.

Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the marketing, sale, and distribution of over-the-counter (OTC) healthcare and household cleaning products in North America and internationally. Prestige Brands Holdings has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the wholesale industry. Shares are down 1.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Prestige Brands Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates

Prestige Brands Holdings

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on PBH go as follows:

  • Compared to where it was a year ago today, the stock is now trading at a higher level, regardless of the company's weak earnings results. Turning our attention to the future direction of the stock, it goes without saying that even the best stocks can fall in an overall down market. However, in any other environment, this stock still has good upside potential despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year.
  • PRESTIGE BRANDS HOLDINGS's earnings per share declined by 18.9% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, PRESTIGE BRANDS HOLDINGS increased its bottom line by earning $1.39 versus $1.28 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($1.80 versus $1.39).
  • The gross profit margin for PRESTIGE BRANDS HOLDINGS is rather high; currently it is at 55.48%. Regardless of PBH's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 11.09% trails the industry average.
  • PBH, with its decline in revenue, slightly underperformed the industry average of 5.4%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 6.6%. 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:

Prestige Brands Holdings Ratings Report

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At the close,

Radio One

(

ROIA

) was down $0.11 (2.3%) to $4.73 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,019 shares of Radio One exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,300 shares. The stock ranged in price between $4.50-$4.87 after having opened the day at $4.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $4.84.

Radio One, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an urban-oriented multi-media company in the United States. The company operates through four segments: Radio Broadcasting, Reach Media, Internet, and Cable Television. Radio One has a market cap of $11.0 million and is part of the wholesale industry. Shares are up 27.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TheStreet Ratings rates

Radio One

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and generally high debt management risk.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on ROIA go as follows:

  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed against the S&P 500 and did not exceed that of the Media industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 39.1% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$18.11 million to -$25.18 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, RADIO ONE INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The debt-to-equity ratio is very high at 15.39 and currently higher than the industry average, implying increased risk associated with the management of debt levels within the company. Despite the company's weak debt-to-equity ratio, the company has managed to keep a very strong quick ratio of 2.68, which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs.
  • The gross profit margin for RADIO ONE INC is rather high; currently it is at 68.24%. Regardless of ROIA's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, ROIA's net profit margin of -22.67% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.
  • RADIO ONE INC's earnings per share declined by 39.5% 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, RADIO ONE INC continued to lose money by earning -$1.30 versus -$1.33 in the prior year.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Radio One Ratings Report

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Universal Security Instruments

(

UUU

) was another company that pushed the Services sector lower today. Universal Security Instruments was down $0.07 (1.5%) to $4.55 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 6,631 shares of Universal Security Instruments exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,300 shares. The stock ranged in price between $4.52-$4.56 after having opened the day at $4.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $4.62.

Universal Security Instruments, Inc. designs, markets, and distributes safety and security products in the United States and Canada. Universal Security Instruments has a market cap of $10.5 million and is part of the wholesale industry. Shares are up 6.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Universal Security Instruments

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, 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 UUU go as follows:

  • 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 Electrical Equipment industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 1695.7% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $0.02 million to -$0.37 million.
  • Current return on equity is lower than its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of weakness within the company. Compared to other companies in the Electrical Equipment industry and the overall market, UNIVERSAL SECURITY INSTRUMNT's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to $0.68 million or 45.83% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing the cash generation rate to the industry average, the firm's growth is significantly lower.
  • The gross profit margin for UNIVERSAL SECURITY INSTRUMNT is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 30.38%. Regardless of UUU's low profit margin, it has managed to increase from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, UUU's net profit margin of -9.81% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.
  • The share price of UNIVERSAL SECURITY INSTRUMNT has not done very well: it is down 12.70% and has underperformed the S&P 500, in part reflecting the company's sharply declining earnings per share when compared to the year-earlier quarter. 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:

Universal Security Instruments Ratings Report

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