3 Stocks Pushing The Transportation Industry Lower

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The Transportation industry as a whole closed the day up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.2%. Laggards within the Transportation industry included Radiant Logistics ( RLGT), down 3.5%, China Metro-Rural Holdings ( CNR), down 6.2%, Globus Maritime ( GLBS), down 2.1%, Air T ( AIRT), down 2.0% and FreeSeas ( FREE), down 5.1%.

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

Globus Maritime ( GLBS) is one of the companies that pushed the Transportation industry lower today. Globus Maritime was down $0.07 (2.1%) to $3.30 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 135,184 shares of Globus Maritime exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8,300 shares. The stock ranged in price between $3.27-$3.49 after having opened the day at $3.33 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.37.

Globus Maritime Limited, an integrated dry bulk shipping company, provides marine transportation services worldwide. It owns, operates, and manages a fleet of dry bulk vessels that transport iron ore, coal, grain, steel products, cement, alumina, and other dry bulk cargoes. Globus Maritime has a market cap of $34.9 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 14.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Globus Maritime a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Globus Maritime as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income and weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on GLBS go as follows:

  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and greatly underperformed compared to the Marine industry average. The net income has decreased by 18.0% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, dropping from $1.32 million to $1.08 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to $2.81 million or 16.15% 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 gross profit margin for GLOBUS MARITIME LTD is rather high; currently it is at 50.14%. Regardless of GLBS's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year.
  • 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 Marine industry and the overall market on the basis of return on equity, GLOBUS MARITIME LTD has outperformed in comparison with the industry average, but has underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500.
  • GLOBUS MARITIME LTD's earnings per share declined by 15.4% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, GLOBUS MARITIME LTD turned its bottom line around by earning $0.52 versus -$8.20 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($0.57 versus $0.52).

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Globus Maritime Ratings Report

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At the close, China Metro-Rural Holdings ( CNR) was down $0.06 (6.2%) to $0.90 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 261,527 shares of China Metro-Rural Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 14,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $0.88-$0.96 after having opened the day at $0.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.96.

China Metro-Rural Holdings has a market cap of $72.8 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 2.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates China Metro-Rural Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on CNR go as follows:

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Radiant Logistics ( RLGT) was another company that pushed the Transportation industry lower today. Radiant Logistics was down $0.11 (3.5%) to $3.01 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 119,947 shares of Radiant Logistics exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $2.98-$3.11 after having opened the day at $3.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.12.

Radiant Logistics, Inc. operates as a non-asset based transportation and logistic services company in the United States and internationally. Radiant Logistics has a market cap of $105.1 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 16.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Radiant Logistics a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Radiant Logistics as a buy. 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, compelling growth in net income, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

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Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on RLGT go as follows:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 3.4%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 18.2%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • RLGT's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.15 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. Along with the favorable debt-to-equity ratio, the company maintains an adequate quick ratio of 1.19, which illustrates the ability to avoid short-term cash problems.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Air Freight & Logistics industry. The net income increased by 86.8% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $0.88 million to $1.65 million.
  • Powered by its strong earnings growth of 50.00% and other important driving factors, this stock has surged by 61.90% over the past year, outperforming the rise in the S&P 500 Index during the same period. Looking ahead, the stock's sharp rise over the last year has already helped drive it to a level which is relatively expensive compared to the rest of its industry. We feel, however, that other strengths this company displays justify these higher price levels.
  • RADIANT LOGISTICS INC 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 two years. However, we anticipate underperformance relative to this pattern in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, RADIANT LOGISTICS INC increased its bottom line by earning $0.10 versus $0.06 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 10.0% in earnings ($0.09 versus $0.10).

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Radiant Logistics Ratings Report

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