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The Transportation industry as a whole closed the day down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.1%. Laggards within the Transportation industry included Sino-Global Shipping America ( SINO), down 7.0%, Globus Maritime ( GLBS), down 2.5%, Euroseas ( ESEA), down 1.7%, Box Ships ( TEU), down 2.6% and Newlead Holdings ( NEWL), down 18.9%.

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 (1.7%) to $1.17 on light volume. Throughout the day, 31,096 shares of Euroseas exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 96,300 shares. The stock ranged in price between $1.16-$1.19 after having opened the day at $1.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.19.

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 $54.1 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 17.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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 deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in its earnings per share.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on ESEA go as follows:

  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Marine industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 4167.3% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$2.02 million to -$86.12 million.
  • 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 currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 31.54%. It has decreased significantly from the same period last year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -845.42% is significantly below that of the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to $1.46 million or 30.28% when compared to the same quarter last year. Despite a decrease in cash flow of 30.28%, EUROSEAS LTD is still significantly exceeding the industry average of -90.01%.
  • EUROSEAS LTD has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. The company has reported a trend of declining earnings per share over the past two years. However, the consensus estimate suggests that this trend should reverse 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 (-$0.28 versus -$2.27).

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 $0.09 (2.5%) to $3.50 on light volume. Throughout the day, 7,900 shares of Globus Maritime exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 15,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $3.50-$3.56 after having opened the day at $3.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.59.

Globus Maritime has a market cap of $35.7 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 9.4% 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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Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on GLBS go as follows:

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Globus Maritime Ratings Report

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Sino-Global Shipping America ( SINO) was another company that pushed the Transportation industry lower today. Sino-Global Shipping America was down $0.16 (7.0%) to $2.13 on average volume. Throughout the day, 7,330 shares of Sino-Global Shipping America exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6,000 shares. The stock ranged in price between $2.06-$2.24 after having opened the day at $2.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.29.

Sino-Global Shipping America, Ltd. provides shipping agency services for ships coming to and departing from Chinese ports. Sino-Global Shipping America has a market cap of $10.6 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 8.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Sino-Global Shipping America a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sino-Global Shipping America as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been poor profit margins.

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Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on SINO go as follows:

  • The gross profit margin for SINO-GLOBAL SHIPPING AMERICA is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 31.47%. Despite the low profit margin, it has increased significantly from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 20.22% trails the industry average.
  • 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 Transportation Infrastructure industry and the overall market, SINO-GLOBAL SHIPPING AMERICA's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • SINO, with its very weak revenue results, has greatly underperformed against the industry average of 9.3%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues plummeted by 61.5%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.
  • SINO-GLOBAL SHIPPING AMERICA 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. During the past fiscal year, SINO-GLOBAL SHIPPING AMERICA continued to lose money by earning -$0.39 versus -$0.61 in the prior year.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Transportation Infrastructure industry. The net income increased by 271.2% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from -$0.29 million to $0.50 million.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Sino-Global Shipping America Ratings Report

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