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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 296.81 points (-1.8%) at 16,584 as of Thursday, July 31, 2014, 3:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 306 issues advancing vs. 2,767 declining with 92 unchanged.

The Electronics industry as a whole closed the day down 2.0% versus the S&P 500, which was down 1.8%. Top gainers within the Electronics industry included LGL Group ( LGL), up 5.4%, Data I/O ( DAIO), up 3.5%, Orbit International ( ORBT), up 2.6%, inTest ( INTT), up 8.9% and Eltek ( ELTK), up 10.3%.

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

Orbit International ( ORBT) is one of the companies that pushed the Electronics industry higher today. Orbit International was up $0.07 (2.6%) to $2.89 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,406 shares of Orbit International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 17,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $2.84-$2.89 after having opened the day at $2.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.82.

Orbit International Corp. designs, manufactures, and sells electronic components and subsystems, and commercial and custom power units. The company operates in two segments, Electronics Group and Power Group. Orbit International has a market cap of $12.6 million and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 17.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Orbit International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Orbit International as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on ORBT go as follows:

  • ORBIT INTERNATIONAL CORP 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 suffered a declining pattern earnings per share over the past two years. During the past fiscal year, ORBIT INTERNATIONAL CORP reported poor results of -$0.59 versus -$0.03 in the prior year.
  • 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 Electrical Equipment industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 1227.5% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$0.08 million to -$1.06 million.
  • 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 Electrical Equipment industry and the overall market, ORBIT INTERNATIONAL CORP's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for ORBIT INTERNATIONAL CORP is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 34.87%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -21.21% is significantly below that of the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to -$0.86 million or 161.46% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Orbit International Ratings Report

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At the close, Data I/O ( DAIO) was up $0.10 (3.5%) to $2.96 on light volume. Throughout the day, 5,300 shares of Data I/O exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 16,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $2.90-$2.96 after having opened the day at $2.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.86.

Data I/O Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells programming systems for electronic device manufacturers worldwide. The company's programming system products are used to program integrated circuits (ICs) with the specific data necessary for the ICs. Data I/O has a market cap of $22.3 million and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 11.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Data I/O a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Data I/O as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on DAIO go as follows:

  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to -$1.28 million or 2514.28% 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'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 Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components industry and the overall market, DATA I/O CORP's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for DATA I/O CORP is rather high; currently it is at 55.09%. Regardless of DAIO's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, DAIO's net profit margin of -7.11% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.
  • DATA I/O CORP has improved earnings per share by 33.3% 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, DATA I/O CORP continued to lose money by earning -$0.33 versus -$0.80 in the prior year.
  • The company, on the basis of net income growth from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly outperformed against the S&P 500 and exceeded that of the Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components industry average. The net income increased by 25.3% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from -$0.46 million to -$0.34 million.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Data I/O Ratings Report

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LGL Group ( LGL) was another company that pushed the Electronics industry higher today. LGL Group was up $0.26 (5.4%) to $4.95 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,100 shares of LGL Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $4.95-$5.09 after having opened the day at $5.09 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $4.69.

The LGL Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets standard and custom-engineered electronic components in the United States and internationally. LGL Group has a market cap of $12.2 million and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 13.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate LGL Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates LGL Group as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on LGL go as follows:

  • LGL GROUP INC 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, LGL GROUP INC reported poor results of -$3.16 versus -$0.51 in the prior year.
  • 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 Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 874.7% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$0.08 million to -$0.81 million.
  • 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 Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components industry and the overall market, LGL GROUP INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for LGL GROUP INC is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 29.86%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -13.19% is significantly below that of the industry average.
  • The share price of LGL GROUP INC has not done very well: it is down 20.04% and has underperformed the S&P 500, in part reflecting the company's sharply declining earnings per share when compared to the year-earlier quarter. The fact that the stock is now selling for less than others in its industry in relation to its current earnings is not reason enough to justify a buy rating at this time.

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

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