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All three major indices traded up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 64 points (0.4%) at 17,125 as of Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 3:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,705 issues advancing vs. 1,275 declining with 182 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector as a whole closed the day down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.4%. Top gainers within the Consumer Goods sector included Tofutti Brands ( TOF), up 4.9%, Truett-Hurst Inc Class A ( THST), up 4.7%, Cobra Electronics ( COBR), up 2.9%, SkyPeople Fruit Juice ( SPU), up 2.3% and Forward Industries ( FORD), up 3.6%.

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

SkyPeople Fruit Juice ( SPU) is one of the companies that pushed the Consumer Goods sector higher today. SkyPeople Fruit Juice was up $0.03 (2.3%) to $1.32 on light volume. Throughout the day, 11,550 shares of SkyPeople Fruit Juice exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 23,400 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $1.29-$1.37 after having opened the day at $1.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.29.

SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc., through its subsidiaries, produces and sells fruit juice concentrates, fruit beverages, and other fruit-related products in the People's Republic of China and internationally. SkyPeople Fruit Juice has a market cap of $34.9 million and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are down 26.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate SkyPeople Fruit Juice a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates SkyPeople Fruit Juice as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. 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 TheStreet Ratings analysis on SPU go as follows:

  • SPU's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.25 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. To add to this, SPU has a quick ratio of 2.40, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
  • 39.15% is the gross profit margin for SKYPEOPLE FRUIT JUICE INC which we consider to be strong. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Regardless of the strong results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 4.27% trails the industry average.
  • 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 Food Products industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 86.8% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $3.82 million to $0.50 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. In comparison to the other companies in the Food Products industry and the overall market, SKYPEOPLE FRUIT JUICE INC's return on equity is significantly below that of the industry average and is below that of the S&P 500.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: SkyPeople Fruit Juice Ratings Report

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At the close, Cobra Electronics ( COBR) was up $0.11 (2.9%) to $3.93 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2,832 shares of Cobra Electronics exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7,400 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $3.80-$3.93 after having opened the day at $3.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.82.

Cobra Electronics Corporation designs and markets consumer electronics products in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Cobra Electronics has a market cap of $25.8 million and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are up 29.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Cobra Electronics a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Cobra Electronics 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 poor profit margins.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on COBR go as follows:

  • COBRA ELECTRONICS CORP's earnings per share declined by 8.7% in the most recent quarter compared to 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, COBRA ELECTRONICS CORP swung to a loss, reporting -$0.17 versus $0.49 in the prior year.
  • 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 Household Durables industry and the overall market, COBRA ELECTRONICS CORP's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for COBRA ELECTRONICS CORP is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 30.85%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -7.79% trails that of the industry average.
  • The change in net income from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the Household Durables industry average, but is less than that of the S&P 500. The net income has decreased by 8.7% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, dropping from -$1.53 million to -$1.67 million.
  • COBR, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 17.7%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 0.9%. 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: Cobra Electronics Ratings Report

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Truett-Hurst Inc Class A ( THST) was another company that pushed the Consumer Goods sector higher today. Truett-Hurst Inc Class A was up $0.25 (4.7%) to $5.61 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,818 shares of Truett-Hurst Inc Class A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4,400 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $5.61-$5.70 after having opened the day at $5.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $5.36.

Truett-Hurst Inc Class A has a market cap of $19.9 million and is part of the food & beverage industry. Shares are up 28.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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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