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All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 100.89 points (-0.6%) at 16,615 as of Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 3:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,325 issues advancing vs. 1,626 declining with 178 unchanged.

The Electronics industry as a whole closed the day down 1.6% versus the S&P 500, which was down 0.6%. Top gainers within the Electronics industry included

Vicon Industries

(

VII

), up 2.6%,

Trio-Tech International

(

TRT

), up 5.6%,

BTU International

TheStreet Recommends

(

BTUI

), up 5.1%,

Sequans Communications

(

SQNS

), up 3.0% and

On Track Innovations

(

OTIV

), up 8.3%.

TheStreet Ratings Group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

On Track Innovations

(

OTIV

) is one of the companies that pushed the Electronics industry higher today. On Track Innovations was up $0.19 (8.3%) to $2.49 on average volume. Throughout the day, 236,574 shares of On Track Innovations exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 224,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $2.26-$2.55 after having opened the day at $2.33 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.30.

On Track Innovations Ltd. designs, develops, and markets cashless payment solutions. The company operates through three segments: Retail and Mass Transit, Petroleum, and Parking. On Track Innovations has a market cap of $79.6 million and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 29.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate On Track Innovations a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates On Track Innovations as a

sell

. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on OTIV go as follows:

  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to -$3.64 million or 39.54% 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. Compared to other companies in the Computers & Peripherals industry and the overall market, ON TRACK INNOVATIONS's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • ON TRACK INNOVATIONS 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. However, we anticipate underperformance relative to this pattern in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, ON TRACK INNOVATIONS continued to lose money by earning -$0.20 versus -$0.54 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 10.0% in earnings (-$0.22 versus -$0.20).
  • The revenue fell significantly faster than the industry average of 4.2%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 39.4%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.
  • Despite currently having a low debt-to-equity ratio of 0.38, 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 1.17 is sturdy.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

On Track Innovations Ratings Report

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At the close,

Sequans Communications

(

SQNS

) was up $0.05 (3.0%) to $1.73 on light volume. Throughout the day, 72,160 shares of Sequans Communications exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 284,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $1.70-$1.74 after having opened the day at $1.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.68.

Sequans Communications S.A., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, and supplies 4G LTE and WiMAX semiconductor solutions for wireless broadband applications. Sequans Communications has a market cap of $94.6 million and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 16.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Sequans Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Sequans Communications as a

sell

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

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on SQNS 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 Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry and the overall market, SEQUANS COMMUNICATIONS -ADR's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to -$8.36 million or 29.83% 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.
  • Compared to where it was 12 months ago, the stock is up, but it has so far lagged the appreciation in the S&P 500. Turning our attention to the future direction of the stock, we do not believe this stock offers ample reward opportunity to compensate for the risks, despite the fact that it rose over the past year.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has exceeded that of the Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry average, but is less than that of the S&P 500. The net income increased by 12.2% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from -$9.40 million to -$8.26 million.
  • The gross profit margin for SEQUANS COMMUNICATIONS -ADR is rather high; currently it is at 65.08%. 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 -183.34% is in-line with the industry average.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Sequans Communications Ratings Report

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BTU International

(

BTUI

) was another company that pushed the Electronics industry higher today. BTU International was up $0.13 (5.1%) to $2.70 on average volume. Throughout the day, 12,374 shares of BTU International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $2.57-$2.85 after having opened the day at $2.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.57.

BTU International, Inc. designs, manufactures, sells, and services thermal processing equipment and related process controls for use in the electronics, alternative energy, automotive, and other industries worldwide. BTU International has a market cap of $25.2 million and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 14.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate BTU International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates BTU International as a

sell

. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been an overall disappointing return on equity.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on BTUI 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 Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry and the overall market, BTU INTERNATIONAL INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • BTU INTERNATIONAL INC has improved earnings per share by 42.4% 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, BTU INTERNATIONAL INC reported poor results of -$1.21 versus -$1.16 in the prior year.
  • Compared to where it was 12 months ago, the stock is up, but it has so far lagged the appreciation in the S&P 500. Turning our attention to the future direction of the stock, we do not believe this stock offers ample reward opportunity to compensate for the risks, despite the fact that it rose over the past year.
  • Despite currently having a low debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44, 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 BTUI's debt-to-equity ratio is mixed in its results, the company's quick ratio of 1.72 is high and demonstrates strong liquidity.
  • 35.59% is the gross profit margin for BTU INTERNATIONAL INC which we consider to be strong. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Regardless of the strong results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of -15.28% is in-line with the industry average.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

BTU International Ratings Report

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