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The Services sector as a whole closed the day down 1.3% versus the S&P 500, which was down 0.6%. Laggards within the Services sector included Sport Chalet ( SPCHA), down 4.1%, Learning Tree International ( LTRE), down 1.6%, Rada Electronics Industries ( RADA), down 2.6%, China Yida ( CNYD), down 4.1% and Alon Blue Square Israel ( BSI), down 3.3%.

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

China Yida ( CNYD) is one of the companies that pushed the Services sector lower today. China Yida was down $0.12 (4.1%) to $2.83 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2,753 shares of China Yida exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4,000 shares. The stock ranged in price between $2.83-$3.05 after having opened the day at $3.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.95.

China Yida Holding Co., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the tourism and advertisement businesses in the People's Republic of China. China Yida has a market cap of $11.5 million and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are up 2.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TheStreet Ratings rates China Yida as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on CNYD go as follows:

  • CHINA YIDA HOLDING CO 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. During the past fiscal year, CHINA YIDA HOLDING CO swung to a loss, reporting -$4.38 versus $0.06 in the prior year.
  • 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 Media industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 328.0% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$1.54 million to -$6.60 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 Media industry and the overall market, CHINA YIDA HOLDING CO's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to -$0.11 million or 118.99% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
  • The share price of CHINA YIDA HOLDING CO has not done very well: it is down 22.25% 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. Turning toward the future, the fact that the stock has come down in price over the past year should not necessarily be interpreted as a negative; it could be one of the factors that may help make the stock attractive down the road. Right now, however, we believe that it is too soon to buy.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: China Yida Ratings Report

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At the close, Learning Tree International ( LTRE) was down $0.05 (1.6%) to $3.00 on light volume. Throughout the day, 100 shares of Learning Tree International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $3.00-$3.00 after having opened the day at $3.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.05.

Learning Tree International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, markets, and delivers a library of instructor-led classroom courses to meet the professional development needs of information technology (IT) professionals and managers worldwide. Learning Tree International has a market cap of $40.3 million and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are down 2.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Learning Tree International as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been a generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on LTRE go as follows:

  • LTRE has underperformed the S&P 500 Index, declining 20.78% from its price level of one year ago. 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.
  • The company, on the basis of net income growth from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed compared to the Diversified Consumer Services industry average, but is greater than that of the S&P 500. The net income increased by 151.5% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from -$1.42 million to $0.73 million.
  • 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 Diversified Consumer Services industry and the overall market, LEARNING TREE INTL INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for LEARNING TREE INTL INC is rather high; currently it is at 50.32%. Regardless of LTRE's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, LTRE's net profit margin of 2.27% is significantly lower than the industry average.
  • LTRE, with its decline in revenue, slightly underperformed the industry average of 2.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 3.8%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Learning Tree International Ratings Report

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Sport Chalet ( SPCHA) was another company that pushed the Services sector lower today. Sport Chalet was down $0.04 (4.1%) to $1.05 on light volume. Throughout the day, 700 shares of Sport Chalet exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $1.05-$1.07 after having opened the day at $1.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.10.

Sport Chalet, Inc. operates as a specialty sporting goods retailer in the United States. Sport Chalet has a market cap of $13.7 million and is part of the transportation industry. Shares are up 0.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sport Chalet as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and poor profit margins.

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Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on SPCHA go as follows:

  • The debt-to-equity ratio is very high at 4.18 and currently higher than the industry average, implying increased risk associated with the management of debt levels within the company. Along with this, the company manages to maintain a quick ratio of 0.09, which clearly demonstrates the inability to cover 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 Specialty Retail industry and the overall market, SPORT CHALET INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to $6.05 million or 48.75% 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.
  • SPCHA has underperformed the S&P 500 Index, declining 21.81% from its price level of one year ago. 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.
  • The gross profit margin for SPORT CHALET INC is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 29.15%. Regardless of SPCHA's low profit margin, it has managed to increase from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 1.52% trails the industry average.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Sport Chalet Ratings Report

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