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The Transportation industry as a whole closed the day down 1.8% versus the S&P 500, which was down 1.8%. Laggards within the Transportation industry included

China Metro-Rural Holdings

(

CNR

), down 4.8%,

Sino-Global Shipping America

(

SINO

), down 1.7%,

Globus Maritime

(

GLBS

), down 2.0%,

PHI

(

PHII

), down 2.8% and

Providence & Worcester Railroad

(

PWX

), down 2.2%.

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

Globus Maritime

(

GLBS

) is one of the companies that pushed the Transportation industry lower today. Globus Maritime was down $0.06 (2.0%) to $2.94 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2,869 shares of Globus Maritime exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $2.82-$3.00 after having opened the day at $3.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.00.

Globus Maritime Limited, an integrated dry bulk shipping company, provides marine transportation services worldwide. It owns, operates, and manages a fleet of dry bulk vessels that transport iron ore, coal, grain, steel products, cement, alumina, and other dry bulk cargoes. Globus Maritime has a market cap of $30.9 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 24.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Globus Maritime a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates

Globus Maritime

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income and weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on GLBS 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 the Marine industry average. The net income has decreased by 18.0% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, dropping from $1.32 million to $1.08 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to $2.81 million or 16.15% 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 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. When compared to other companies in the Marine industry and the overall market, GLOBUS MARITIME LTD's return on equity is below that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for GLOBUS MARITIME LTD is rather high; currently it is at 50.14%. Regardless of GLBS's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, GLBS's net profit margin of 14.60% compares favorably to the industry average.
  • GLOBUS MARITIME LTD's earnings per share declined by 15.4% 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, GLOBUS MARITIME LTD turned its bottom line around by earning $0.52 versus -$8.20 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($0.57 versus $0.52).

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Globus Maritime Ratings Report

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At the close,

Sino-Global Shipping America

(

SINO

) was down $0.03 (1.7%) to $1.77 on average volume. Throughout the day, 17,352 shares of Sino-Global Shipping America exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 15,700 shares. The stock ranged in price between $1.70-$1.81 after having opened the day at $1.81 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.80.

Sino-Global Shipping America, Ltd. provides shipping agency services for ships coming to and departing from Chinese ports. Sino-Global Shipping America has a market cap of $8.5 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 28.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Sino-Global Shipping America a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates

Sino-Global Shipping America

as a

sell

. The area that we feel has been the company's primary weakness has been its declining revenues.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on SINO go as follows:

  • 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 Transportation Infrastructure industry and the overall market on the basis of return on equity, SINO-GLOBAL SHIPPING AMERICA underperformed against that of the industry average and is significantly less than that of the S&P 500.
  • SINO, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 9.9%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 10.6%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.
  • Net operating cash flow has increased to -$0.29 million or 48.18% when compared to the same quarter last year. Despite an increase in cash flow, SINO-GLOBAL SHIPPING AMERICA's average is still marginally south of the industry average growth rate of 51.38%.
  • SINO-GLOBAL SHIPPING AMERICA reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past year. During the past fiscal year, SINO-GLOBAL SHIPPING AMERICA continued to lose money by earning -$0.39 versus -$0.61 in the prior year.
  • The gross profit margin for SINO-GLOBAL SHIPPING AMERICA is rather high; currently it is at 56.07%. It has increased significantly from the same period last year. Regardless of the strong results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 15.58% trails the industry average.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Sino-Global Shipping America Ratings Report

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China Metro-Rural Holdings

(

CNR

) was another company that pushed the Transportation industry lower today. China Metro-Rural Holdings was down $0.05 (4.8%) to $0.95 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 84,796 shares of China Metro-Rural Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 22,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $0.95-$1.12 after having opened the day at $1.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.00.

China Metro-Rural Holdings has a market cap of $67.1 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 11.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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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Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on CNR go as follows:

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

China Metro-Rural Holdings Ratings Report

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