Why Ecology and Environment (EEI) Stock Finished Down On Tuesday

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Ecology and Environment (EEI) closed lower by -2.82% to $10.34 this afternoon after the company reported a net loss of -$0.3 million, or -8 cents per share for the 2014 third quarter, compared to a net loss of -$0.4 million, or -10 cents per share for the year ago period.

The environmental consulting firm said consolidated revenue for the most recent quarter decreased 2% to $31.5 million, from the $32.2 million reported for the 2013 third quarter.

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Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT INC as a Hold with a ratings score of C-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT INC (EEI) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

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