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The Transportation industry as a whole closed the day down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which was down 1.3%. Laggards within the Transportation industry included

China Metro-Rural Holdings

(

CNR

), down 2.6%,

Globus Maritime

(

GLBS

), down 1.8%,

PHI

(

PHII

), down 4.1%,

Euroseas

(

ESEA

), down 5.0% and

Danaos

(

DAC

), down 4.2%.

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

PHI

(

PHII

TheStreet Recommends

) is one of the companies that pushed the Transportation industry lower today. PHI was down $1.49 (4.1%) to $35.00 on light volume. Throughout the day, 425 shares of PHI exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 700 shares. The stock ranged in price between $35.00-$35.93 after having opened the day at $35.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.49.

PHI, Inc. provides helicopter transportation services to the oil and gas exploration, development, and production industry, principally in the Gulf of Mexico. The company operates in three business segments: Oil and Gas, Air Medical, and Technical Services. PHI has a market cap of $105.9 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 1.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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TheStreet Ratings rates

PHI

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on PHII go as follows:

  • PHII's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 7.0%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 7.7%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • PHI INC has improved earnings per share by 25.0% 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 two years. During the past fiscal year, PHI INC increased its bottom line by earning $3.77 versus $1.16 in the prior year.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has exceeded that of the S&P 500 and greatly outperformed compared to the Energy Equipment & Services industry average. The net income increased by 25.2% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $13.78 million to $17.25 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has slightly increased to $10.79 million or 3.75% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, PHI INC has also modestly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of -4.31%.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

PHI Ratings Report

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At the close,

Globus Maritime

(

GLBS

) was down $0.04 (1.8%) to $2.21 on light volume. Throughout the day, 3,401 shares of Globus Maritime exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $2.20-$2.29 after having opened the day at $2.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.25.

Globus Maritime has a market cap of $23.5 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 6.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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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China Metro-Rural Holdings

(

CNR

) was another company that pushed the Transportation industry lower today. China Metro-Rural Holdings was down $0.02 (2.6%) to $0.87 on average volume. Throughout the day, 10,218 shares of China Metro-Rural Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7,400 shares. The stock ranged in price between $0.86-$0.90 after having opened the day at $0.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.89.

China Metro-Rural Holdings has a market cap of $65.6 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 3.0% 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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