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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 109.85 points (-0.6%) at 16,827 as of Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 3:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,625 issues advancing vs. 1,391 declining with 163 unchanged.

The Services sector as a whole closed the day down 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which was down 0.7%. Top gainers within the Services sector included Sport Chalet ( SPCHA), up 2.4%, Rada Electronics Industries ( RADA), up 1.8%, Spar Group ( SGRP), up 3.5%, General Employment ( JOB), up 12.9% and Sino-Global Shipping America ( SINO), up 4.0%.

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

Sino-Global Shipping America ( SINO) is one of the companies that pushed the Services sector higher today. Sino-Global Shipping America was up $0.09 (4.0%) to $2.35 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 22,246 shares of Sino-Global Shipping America exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $2.20-$2.54 after having opened the day at $2.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.26.

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 $10.9 million and is part of the diversified services industry. Shares are down 9.6% 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.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Sino-Global Shipping America as a sell. The area that we feel has been the company's primary weakness has been its declining revenues.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on SINO go as follows:

  • This stock has increased by 61.67% over the past year, outperforming the rise in the S&P 500 Index during the same period. Looking ahead, however, we cannot assume that the stock's past performance is going to drive future results. Quite to the contrary, its sharp appreciation over the last year is one of the factors that should prompt investors to seek better opportunities elsewhere.
  • 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 decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 9.4%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 10.6%. 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 gross profit margin for SINO-GLOBAL SHIPPING AMERICA is rather high; currently it is at 56.07%. It has increased significantly from the same period last year. Regardless of the strong results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 15.58% trails the industry average.

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

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At the close, Spar Group ( SGRP) was up $0.05 (3.5%) to $1.50 on light volume. Throughout the day, 289 shares of Spar Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $1.45-$1.50 after having opened the day at $1.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.45.

SPAR Group Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides merchandising and other marketing services worldwide. Spar Group has a market cap of $30.2 million and is part of the diversified services industry. Shares are down 26.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Spar Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Spar Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on SGRP go as follows:

  • Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 14.6%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 12.2%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • SGRP's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.24 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. To add to this, SGRP has a quick ratio of 2.08, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
  • SPAR GROUP INC's earnings have gone downhill when comparing its most recently reported quarter with the same quarter a year earlier. 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, SPAR GROUP INC increased its bottom line by earning $0.15 versus $0.13 in the prior year.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to $2.47 million or 50.56% 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 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 938.6% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $0.04 million to -$0.37 million.

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

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Sport Chalet ( SPCHA) was another company that pushed the Services sector higher today. Sport Chalet was up $0.02 (2.4%) to $1.05 on light volume. Throughout the day, 444 shares of Sport Chalet exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $1.05-$1.05 after having opened the day at $1.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.02.

Sport Chalet, Inc. operates as a specialty sporting goods retailer in the United States. Sport Chalet has a market cap of $12.8 million and is part of the diversified services industry. Shares are down 6.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Sport Chalet a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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.

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's stock share price has done very poorly compared to where it was a year ago: Despite any rallies, the net result is that it is down by 30.21%, which is also worse that the performance of the S&P 500 Index. Investors have so far failed to pay much attention to the earnings improvements the company has managed to achieve over the last quarter. Naturally, the overall market trend is bound to be a significant factor. However, in one sense, the stock's sharp decline last year is a positive for future investors, making it cheaper (in proportion to its earnings over the past year) than most other stocks in its industry. But due to other concerns, we feel the stock is still not a good buy right now.
  • 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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