3 Stocks Pushing The Consumer Non-Durables Industry Lower

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The Consumer Non-Durables industry as a whole closed the day down 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.1%. Laggards within the Consumer Non-Durables industry included China Shengda Packaging Group ( CPGI), down 2.0%, DS Healthcare Group ( DSKX), down 7.0%, Deswell Industries ( DSWL), down 4.2%, Superior Uniform Group ( SGC), down 2.6% and Tandy Leather Factory ( TLF), down 2.5%.

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

Deswell Industries ( DSWL) is one of the companies that pushed the Consumer Non-Durables industry lower today. Deswell Industries was down $0.09 (4.2%) to $2.05 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 285,147 shares of Deswell Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 26,000 shares. The stock ranged in price between $2.01-$2.11 after having opened the day at $2.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.14.

Deswell Industries, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of injection-molded plastic parts and components, electronic products and subassemblies, and metallic molds and accessory parts for original equipment manufacturers and contract manufacturers. Deswell Industries has a market cap of $34.9 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 4.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Deswell Industries 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, poor profit margins and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on DSWL go as follows:

  • DESWELL INDUSTRIES 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, DESWELL INDUSTRIES INC reported poor results of -$0.47 versus -$0.12 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 Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 56.1% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$2.00 million to -$3.12 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 Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components industry and the overall market, DESWELL INDUSTRIES INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for DESWELL INDUSTRIES INC is currently extremely low, coming in at 2.51%. It has decreased significantly from the same period last year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -39.28% is significantly below that of the industry average.
  • The share price of DESWELL INDUSTRIES INC has not done very well: it is down 20.00% 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: Deswell Industries Ratings Report

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