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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 127.73 points (-0.8%) at 16,384 as of Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 3:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 774 issues advancing vs. 2,216 declining with 147 unchanged.

The Industrial Goods sector as a whole closed the day down 1.3% versus the S&P 500, which was down 0.5%. Top gainers within the Industrial Goods sector included Industrial Services of America ( IDSA), up 4.6%, WSI Industries ( WSCI), up 2.2%, Euro Tech Holdings ( CLWT), up 2.2%, Ultralife Batteries ( ULBI), up 2.8% and IntriCon ( IIN), up 6.7%.

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

IntriCon ( IIN) is one of the companies that pushed the Industrial Goods sector higher today. IntriCon was up $0.43 (6.7%) to $6.83 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 49,153 shares of IntriCon exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 24,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $6.26-$6.87 after having opened the day at $6.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.40.

IntriCon Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, engineers, and manufactures body-worn devices in the United States and internationally. IntriCon has a market cap of $37.3 million and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 67.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts who rate IntriCon a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates IntriCon as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and generally higher debt management risk.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on IIN go as follows:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 6.2%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 22.5%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • Powered by its strong earnings growth of 1500.00% and other important driving factors, this stock has surged by 59.80% over the past year, outperforming the rise in the S&P 500 Index during the same period. Although IIN had significant growth over the past year, our hold rating indicates that we do not recommend additional investment in this stock at the current time.
  • INTRICON CORP reported significant earnings per share improvement 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, INTRICON CORP swung to a loss, reporting -$0.41 versus $0.30 in the prior year.
  • 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 Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components industry and the overall market, INTRICON CORP's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for INTRICON CORP is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 27.57%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 2.98% trails that of the industry average.

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

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At the close, Ultralife Batteries ( ULBI) was up $0.11 (2.8%) to $4.01 on light volume. Throughout the day, 8,905 shares of Ultralife Batteries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 36,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $3.90-$4.04 after having opened the day at $3.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.90.

Ultralife Corporation offers power and communications solutions in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Battery & Energy Products and Communications Systems. Ultralife Batteries has a market cap of $70.1 million and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 12.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Ultralife Batteries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Ultralife Batteries as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have evaluated. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on ULBI go as follows:

  • ULBI has no debt to speak of therefore resulting in a debt-to-equity ratio of zero, which we consider to be a relatively favorable sign. Along with this, the company maintains a quick ratio of 2.56, which clearly demonstrates the ability to cover short-term cash needs.
  • ULTRALIFE CORP 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. Stable earnings per share over the past year indicate the company has sound management over its earnings and share float. However, the consensus estimates suggest that there will be an upward trend in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, ULTRALIFE CORP's EPS of -$0.05 remained unchanged from the prior years' EPS of -$0.05. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($0.06 versus -$0.05).
  • The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Electrical Equipment industry and the overall market, ULTRALIFE CORP's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for ULTRALIFE CORP is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 28.36%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -8.41% is significantly below that of the industry average.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Ultralife Batteries Ratings Report

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Industrial Services of America ( IDSA) was another company that pushed the Industrial Goods sector higher today. Industrial Services of America was up $0.21 (4.6%) to $4.79 on light volume. Throughout the day, 6,051 shares of Industrial Services of America exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $4.58-$4.85 after having opened the day at $4.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $4.58.

Industrial Services of America, Inc. operates as a recycler of stainless steel, ferrous, and non-ferrous scrap. The company operates in two segments, Recycling and Waste Services. Industrial Services of America has a market cap of $32.3 million and is part of the industrial industry. Shares are up 44.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Industrial Services of America a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Industrial Services of America 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 and poor profit margins.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on IDSA go as follows:

  • INDUSTRIAL SERVICES AMER INC 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, INDUSTRIAL SERVICES AMER INC reported poor results of -$1.96 versus -$0.96 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 Commercial Services & Supplies industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 128.1% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$4.50 million to -$10.27 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 Commercial Services & Supplies industry and the overall market, INDUSTRIAL SERVICES AMER INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for INDUSTRIAL SERVICES AMER INC is currently extremely low, coming in at 0.11%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -35.96% is significantly below that of the industry average.
  • IDSA, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 3.9%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 22.8%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to have hurt the bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Industrial Services of America Ratings Report

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