3 Stocks Pushing The Transportation Industry Lower

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The Transportation industry as a whole closed the day down 0.9% versus the S&P 500, which was down 0.1%. Laggards within the Transportation industry included China Metro-Rural Holdings ( CNR), down 3.3%, Sino-Global Shipping America ( SINO), down 5.7%, Globus Maritime ( GLBS), down 4.5%, PHI ( PHII), down 18.8% and Patriot Transportation Holdings ( PATR), down 2.1%.

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 $0.15 (4.5%) to $3.21 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,265 shares of Globus Maritime exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $3.20-$3.29 after having opened the day at $3.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.36.

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 $33.8 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 15.2% 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 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. Despite a decrease in cash flow of 16.15%, GLOBUS MARITIME LTD is in line with the industry average cash flow growth rate of -19.22%.
  • 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. When compared to other companies in the Marine industry and the overall market, GLOBUS MARITIME LTD's return on equity is below that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • 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. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, GLBS's net profit margin of 14.60% compares favorably to the industry average.
  • GLBS's share price has surged by 26.08% over the past year, reflecting the market's general trend, despite their weak earnings growth during the last quarter. Regarding the future course of this stock, we feel that the risks involved in investing in GLBS do not compensate for any future upside potential, despite the fact that it has seen nice gains over the past 12 months.

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

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At the close, Sino-Global Shipping America ( SINO) was down $0.09 (5.7%) to $1.49 on average volume. Throughout the day, 21,487 shares of Sino-Global Shipping America exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 18,700 shares. The stock ranged in price between $1.48-$1.58 after having opened the day at $1.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.58.

Sino-Global Shipping America, Ltd. provides shipping agency services for ships coming to and departing from Chinese ports. Sino-Global Shipping America has a market cap of $7.9 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 36.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Sino-Global Shipping America a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Sino-Global Shipping America as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been a generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on SINO go as follows:

  • SINO has underperformed the S&P 500 Index, declining 17.26% from its price level of one year ago. Looking ahead, other than the push or pull of the broad market, we do not see anything in the company's numbers that may help reverse the decline experienced over the past 12 months. Despite the past decline, the stock is still selling for more than most others in its industry.
  • 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 Transportation Infrastructure industry and the overall market, SINO-GLOBAL SHIPPING AMERICA's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • SINO, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 13.6%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 10.6%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.
  • Net operating cash flow has increased to -$0.29 million or 48.18% when compared to the same quarter last year. Despite an increase in cash flow, SINO-GLOBAL SHIPPING AMERICA's average is still marginally south of the industry average growth rate of 53.77%.
  • The gross profit margin for SINO-GLOBAL SHIPPING AMERICA is rather high; currently it is at 56.07%. It has increased significantly from the same period last year. Regardless of the strong results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 15.58% trails the industry average.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Sino-Global Shipping America Ratings Report

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China Metro-Rural Holdings ( CNR) was another company that pushed the Transportation industry lower today. China Metro-Rural Holdings was down $0.03 (3.3%) to $0.88 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 36,150 shares of China Metro-Rural Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 19,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $0.88-$0.95 after having opened the day at $0.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.91.

China Metro-Rural Holdings has a market cap of $68.4 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 1.1% 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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