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The Wholesale industry as a whole closed the day down 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which was down 0.3%. Laggards within the Wholesale industry included

China Metro-Rural Holdings

(

CNR

), down 3.1%,

Forward Industries

(

FORD

), down 1.9%,

Huttig Building Products

(

HBP

), down 8.3%,

Bluelinx Holdings

(

BXC

), down 5.9% and

Hudson Technologies

(

HDSN

), down 5.8%.

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

Hudson Technologies

(

HDSN

) is one of the companies that pushed the Wholesale industry lower today. Hudson Technologies was down $0.17 (5.8%) to $2.76 on light volume. Throughout the day, 63,463 shares of Hudson Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 107,300 shares. The stock ranged in price between $2.75-$2.93 after having opened the day at $2.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.93.

Hudson Technologies, Inc. operates as a refrigerant services company that provides solutions to the refrigeration industry in the United States and internationally. Hudson Technologies has a market cap of $74.0 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 20.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Hudson Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates

Hudson Technologies

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on HDSN go as follows:

  • Compared to its closing price of one year ago, HDSN's share price has jumped by 28.75%, exceeding the performance of the broader market during that same time frame. Regarding the stock's future course, our hold rating indicates that we do not recommend additional investment in this stock despite its gains in the past year.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 141.70% to $3.06 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, HUDSON TECHNOLOGIES INC has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of 1.76%.
  • The debt-to-equity ratio is somewhat low, currently at 0.67, and is less than that of the industry average, implying that there has been a relatively successful effort in the management of debt levels. Despite the fact that HDSN's debt-to-equity ratio is low, the quick ratio, which is currently 0.69, displays a potential problem in covering short-term cash needs.
  • 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 Commercial Services & Supplies industry and the overall market, HUDSON TECHNOLOGIES INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for HUDSON TECHNOLOGIES INC is currently extremely low, coming in at 12.88%. It has decreased significantly from the same period last year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 1.02% trails that of the industry average.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Hudson Technologies Ratings Report

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At the close,

Bluelinx Holdings

(

BXC

) was down $0.07 (5.9%) to $1.12 on light volume. Throughout the day, 72,141 shares of Bluelinx Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 178,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $1.11-$1.18 after having opened the day at $1.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.19.

Bluelinx Holdings has a market cap of $107.0 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 39.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on BXC go as follows:

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Bluelinx Holdings Ratings Report

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China Metro-Rural Holdings

(

CNR

) was another company that pushed the Wholesale industry lower today. China Metro-Rural Holdings was down $0.03 (3.1%) to $0.95 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 46,813 shares of China Metro-Rural Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 20,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $0.90-$1.00 after having opened the day at $0.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.98.

China Metro-Rural Holdings has a market cap of $66.5 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 8.9% 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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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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