The Services sector as a whole closed the day down 0.9% versus the S&P 500, which was down 1.0%. Laggards within the Services sector included

Onvia

(

ONVI

), down 8.1%,

Document Security Systems

(

DSS

), down 2.0%,

China Metro-Rural Holdings

(

CNR

), down 6.2%,

DGSE Companies

(

DGSE

), down 12.7% and

Birner Dental Management Services

(

BDMS

), down 1.8%.

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

Luxottica Group SpA

(

LUX

) is one of the companies that pushed the Services sector lower today. Luxottica Group SpA was down $1.29 (1.7%) to $72.66 on light volume. Throughout the day, 42,615 shares of Luxottica Group SpA exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 66,600 shares. The stock ranged in price between $72.35-$72.93 after having opened the day at $72.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $73.95.

Luxottica Group S.p.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides fashion, luxury, sports, and performance eyewear worldwide. It operates through two segments, Manufacturing and Wholesale Distribution, and Retail Distribution. Luxottica Group SpA has a market cap of $35.1 billion and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 35.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Luxottica Group SpA a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates

Luxottica Group SpA

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on LUX go as follows:

  • LUX's revenue growth trails the industry average of 11.2%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 1.0%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • The gross profit margin for LUXOTTICA GROUP SPA is rather high; currently it is at 67.60%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 11.91% is above that of the industry average.
  • LUXOTTICA GROUP SPA's earnings per share improvement from the most recent quarter was slightly positive. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, LUXOTTICA GROUP SPA increased its bottom line by earning $1.61 versus $1.58 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($2.10 versus $1.61).
  • Investors have apparently begun to recognize positive factors similar to those we have mentioned in this report, including earnings growth. This has helped drive up the company's shares by a sharp 38.01% over the past year, a rise that has exceeded that of the S&P 500 Index. We feel that the stock's sharp appreciation over the last year has driven it to a price level which is now somewhat expensive compared to the rest of its industry. The other strengths this company shows, however, justify the higher price levels.
  • 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 Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods industry and the overall market on the basis of return on equity, LUXOTTICA GROUP SPA has underperformed in comparison with the industry average, but has exceeded that of the S&P 500.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Luxottica Group SpA Ratings Report

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At the close,

China Metro-Rural Holdings

(

CNR

) was down $0.07 (6.2%) to $1.05 on light volume. Throughout the day, 139 shares of China Metro-Rural Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $1.05-$1.05 after having opened the day at $1.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.12.

China Metro-Rural Holdings has a market cap of $86.0 million and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 21.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates China Metro-Rural Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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Document Security Systems

(

DSS

) was another company that pushed the Services sector lower today. Document Security Systems was down $0.00 (2.0%) to $0.18 on light volume. Throughout the day, 14,613 shares of Document Security Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 64,300 shares. The stock ranged in price between $0.18-$0.19 after having opened the day at $0.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.18.

Document Security Systems, Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, markets, and sells paper and plastic products to protect information from unauthorized scanning, copying, and digital imaging in the United States and internationally. Document Security Systems has a market cap of $8.3 million and is part of the retail industry. Shares are down 59.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Document Security Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Document Security Systems

as a

sell

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

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Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on DSS 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 Software industry and the overall market, DOCUMENT SECURITY SYS INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Net operating cash flow has declined marginally to -$0.53 million or 8.40% when compared to the same quarter last year. Despite a decrease in cash flow DOCUMENT SECURITY SYS INC is still fairing well by exceeding its industry average cash flow growth rate of -27.87%.
  • DSS'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 86.03%, 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.
  • DOCUMENT SECURITY SYS INC has improved earnings per share by 42.9% 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, DOCUMENT SECURITY SYS INC swung to a loss, reporting -$0.98 versus $0.04 in the prior year.
  • Despite currently having a low debt-to-equity ratio of 0.55, it is higher than that of the industry average, inferring that management of debt levels may need to be evaluated further. Regardless of the somewhat mixed results with the debt-to-equity ratio, the company's quick ratio of 0.92 is weak.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Document Security Systems Ratings Report

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