NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- StealthGas (Nasdaq: GASS) has been upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from sell to hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally poor debt management and weak operating cash flow.

StealthGas Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership of a fleet of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carriers that provide international seaborne transportation services to LPG producers and users in Greece and internationally. StealthGas has a market cap of $138.4 million and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are down 13.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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