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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 Services sector as a whole closed the day down 1.3% versus the S&P 500, which was down 0.6%. Top gainers within the Services sector included Bowl America ( BWL.A), up 8.6%, Birks Group ( BGI), up 2.8%, Sino-Global Shipping America ( SINO), up 5.7%, China Metro-Rural Holdings ( CNR), up 2.2% and Universal Security Instruments ( UUU), up 4.0%.

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

Universal Security Instruments ( UUU) is one of the companies that pushed the Services sector higher today. Universal Security Instruments was up $0.18 (4.0%) to $4.63 on average volume. Throughout the day, 5,850 shares of Universal Security Instruments exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $4.49-$4.63 after having opened the day at $4.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $4.45.

Universal Security Instruments, Inc. designs, markets, and distributes safety and security products in the United States and Canada. Universal Security Instruments has a market cap of $10.0 million and is part of the media industry. Shares are up 0.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Universal Security Instruments a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Universal Security Instruments as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow, poor profit margins and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on UUU 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 Electrical Equipment industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 1695.7% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $0.02 million to -$0.37 million.
  • Current return on equity is lower than its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of weakness within the company. Compared to other companies in the Electrical Equipment industry and the overall market, UNIVERSAL SECURITY INSTRUMNT's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to $0.68 million or 45.83% 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.
  • The gross profit margin for UNIVERSAL SECURITY INSTRUMNT is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 30.38%. Regardless of UUU's low profit margin, it has managed to increase from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, UUU's net profit margin of -9.81% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.
  • The share price of UNIVERSAL SECURITY INSTRUMNT has not done very well: it is down 20.51% and has underperformed the S&P 500, in part reflecting the company's sharply declining earnings per share when compared to the year-earlier quarter. The fact that the stock is now selling for less than others in its industry in relation to its current earnings is not reason enough to justify a buy rating at this time.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Universal Security Instruments Ratings Report

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At the close, China Metro-Rural Holdings ( CNR) was up $0.02 (2.2%) to $0.92 on light volume. Throughout the day, 4,653 shares of China Metro-Rural Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 18,400 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $0.90-$0.92 after having opened the day at $0.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.90.

China Metro-Rural Holdings has a market cap of $62.5 million and is part of the media industry. Shares are down 5.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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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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Sino-Global Shipping America ( SINO) was another company that pushed the Services sector higher today. Sino-Global Shipping America was up $0.12 (5.7%) to $2.23 on light volume. Throughout the day, 3,814 shares of Sino-Global Shipping America exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5,400 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $2.10-$2.27 after having opened the day at $2.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.11.

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 $10.8 million and is part of the media industry. Shares are down 15.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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.

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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