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The Transportation industry as a whole closed the day down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.8%. Laggards within the Transportation industry included

China Metro-Rural Holdings

(

CNR

), down 1.8%,

Globus Maritime

(

GLBS

), down 6.0%,

Euroseas

(

ESEA

), down 1.8%,

PHI

(

PHII

), down 2.0% and

Eagle Bulk Shipping

(

EGLE

), down 4.7%.

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

Euroseas

(

ESEA

) is one of the companies that pushed the Transportation industry lower today. Euroseas was down $0.02 (1.8%) to $1.10 on average volume. Throughout the day, 54,524 shares of Euroseas exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 39,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $1.10-$1.14 after having opened the day at $1.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.12.

Euroseas Ltd. provides ocean-going transportation services worldwide. It owns and operates dry bulk carriers that transport bulks, such as iron ore, coal, and grains, as well as bauxite, phosphate, and fertilizers. Euroseas has a market cap of $63.7 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 22.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Euroseas a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates

Euroseas

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on ESEA 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 Marine industry and the overall market, EUROSEAS LTD's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for EUROSEAS LTD is rather low; currently it is at 15.92%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -49.46% is significantly below that of the industry average.
  • ESEA has underperformed the S&P 500 Index, declining 23.13% 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.
  • EUROSEAS LTD reported significant earnings per share improvement 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, EUROSEAS LTD reported poor results of -$2.27 versus -$0.39 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings (-$0.26 versus -$2.27).
  • Despite currently having a low debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42, it is higher than that of the industry average, inferring that management of debt levels may need to be evaluated further. Despite the fact that ESEA's debt-to-equity ratio is mixed in its results, the company's quick ratio of 1.72 is high and demonstrates strong liquidity.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Euroseas Ratings Report

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At the close,

Globus Maritime

(

GLBS

) was down $0.20 (6.0%) to $3.15 on average volume. Throughout the day, 9,013 shares of Globus Maritime exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11,600 shares. The stock ranged in price between $3.15-$3.27 after having opened the day at $3.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.35.

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 $33.5 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 17.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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. Despite a decrease in cash flow of 16.15%, GLOBUS MARITIME LTD is in line with the industry average cash flow growth rate of -19.70%.
  • 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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China Metro-Rural Holdings

(

CNR

) was another company that pushed the Transportation industry lower today. China Metro-Rural Holdings was down $0.02 (1.8%) to $0.88 on light volume. Throughout the day, 393 shares of China Metro-Rural Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 22,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $0.88-$0.88 after having opened the day at $0.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.90.

China Metro-Rural Holdings has a market cap of $65.5 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 1.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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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