3 Stocks Pushing The Consumer Goods Sector Lower

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The Consumer Goods sector as a whole closed the day up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.1%. Laggards within the Consumer Goods sector included Entertainment Gaming Asia ( EGT), down 3.8%, Truett-Hurst Inc Class A ( THST), down 1.8%, BRASILAGRO - CIA Bras de Prop Agricolas ( LND), down 3.9%, Koss ( KOSS), down 2.8% and DS Healthcare Group ( DSKX), down 1.7%.

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

DS Healthcare Group ( DSKX) is one of the companies that pushed the Consumer Goods sector lower today. DS Healthcare Group was down $0.03 (1.7%) to $1.72 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,658 shares of DS Healthcare Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11,700 shares. The stock ranged in price between $1.72-$1.73 after having opened the day at $1.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.75.

DS Healthcare Group has a market cap of $27.6 million and is part of the consumer durables industry. Shares are down 28.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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At the close, Truett-Hurst Inc Class A ( THST) was down $0.09 (1.8%) to $5.01 on light volume. Throughout the day, 967 shares of Truett-Hurst Inc Class A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,200 shares. The stock ranged in price between $5.01-$5.10 after having opened the day at $5.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $5.10.

Truett-Hurst Inc Class A has a market cap of $18.0 million and is part of the consumer durables industry. Shares are up 22.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Truett-Hurst Inc Class A a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on THST go as follows:

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Truett-Hurst Inc Class A Ratings Report

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Entertainment Gaming Asia ( EGT) was another company that pushed the Consumer Goods sector lower today. Entertainment Gaming Asia was down $0.03 (3.8%) to $0.77 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,812 shares of Entertainment Gaming Asia exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10,200 shares. The stock ranged in price between $0.77-$0.80 after having opened the day at $0.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.80.

Entertainment Gaming Asia Inc. engages in the ownership and leasing of electronic gaming machines (EGMs) in resorts, hotels, and other venues primarily in Cambodia and the Philippines. Entertainment Gaming Asia has a market cap of $24.4 million and is part of the consumer durables industry. Shares are down 35.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Entertainment Gaming Asia as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, disappointing return on equity and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

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Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on EGT go as follows:

  • ENTERTAINMENT GAMING ASIA 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, ENTERTAINMENT GAMING ASIA swung to a loss, reporting -$0.17 versus $0.07 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 Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and the overall market, ENTERTAINMENT GAMING ASIA's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Despite any intermediate fluctuations, we have only bad news to report on this stock's performance over the last year: it has tumbled by 56.50%, worse than the S&P 500's performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company's earnings per share are down 200.00% 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.
  • The gross profit margin for ENTERTAINMENT GAMING ASIA is rather high; currently it is at 50.61%. Regardless of EGT's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, EGT's net profit margin of -20.97% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.
  • EGT, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 6.0%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 29.0%. The declining revenue appears to have seeped down to the company's bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Entertainment Gaming Asia Ratings Report

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