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One out of the three major indices traded up today Two out of the three major indices traded up today The three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 5.88 points (0.0%) at 16,315 as of Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, 4:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,884 issues advancing vs. 1,209 declining with 128 unchanged.

The Wholesale industry as a whole closed the day up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.2%. Top gainers within the Wholesale industry included Crystal Rock Holdings ( CRVP), up 3.0%, Forward Industries ( FORD), up 1.6%, Richardson Electronics ( RELL), up 2.3%, Tessco Technologies ( TESS), up 5.6% and Speed Commerce ( SPDC), up 5.7%.

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

Speed Commerce ( SPDC) is one of the companies that pushed the Wholesale industry higher today. Speed Commerce was up $0.13 (5.7%) to $2.42 on average volume. Throughout the day, 315,090 shares of Speed Commerce exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 254,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $2.27-$2.45 after having opened the day at $2.33 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.29.

Speed Commerce has a market cap of $145.8 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 51.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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At the close, Tessco Technologies ( TESS) was up $1.74 (5.6%) to $32.76 on average volume. Throughout the day, 19,016 shares of Tessco Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 15,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $30.82-$32.76 after having opened the day at $31.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.02.

TESSCO Technologies Incorporated architects and delivers products and value chain solutions to organizations for building, operating, and maintaining wireless broadband systems primarily in the United States. Tessco Technologies has a market cap of $249.9 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 25.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Tessco Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Tessco Technologies 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, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on TESS go as follows:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 4.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 6.1%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • TESS's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.02 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 1.08, which illustrates the ability to avoid short-term cash problems.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 73.30% to -$2.78 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, TESSCO TECHNOLOGIES INC has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of 4.51%.
  • TESSCO TECHNOLOGIES INC's earnings per share declined by 13.7% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has suffered a declining pattern of earnings per share over the past two years. However, we anticipate this trend to reverse over the coming year. During the past fiscal year, TESSCO TECHNOLOGIES INC reported lower earnings of $1.94 versus $2.15 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($2.09 versus $1.94).

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Tessco Technologies Ratings Report

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Richardson Electronics ( RELL) was another company that pushed the Wholesale industry higher today. Richardson Electronics was up $0.22 (2.3%) to $9.96 on average volume. Throughout the day, 50,962 shares of Richardson Electronics exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 35,400 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $9.71-$9.96 after having opened the day at $9.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $9.74.

Richardson Electronics, Ltd. provides engineered solutions, power grid microwave tubes and related components, and customized display solutions. Richardson Electronics has a market cap of $114.6 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 14.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Richardson Electronics a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on RELL go as follows:

  • 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 104.2% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $1.97 million to -$0.08 million.
  • The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components industry and the overall market, RICHARDSON ELECTRONICS LTD's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The share price of RICHARDSON ELECTRONICS LTD has not done very well: it is down 12.01% 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. 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 RICHARDSON ELECTRONICS LTD is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 31.77%. Regardless of RELL's low profit margin, it has managed to increase from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of -0.23% trails the industry average.
  • RICHARDSON ELECTRONICS LTD 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. However, the consensus estimate suggests that this trend should reverse in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, RICHARDSON ELECTRONICS LTD swung to a loss, reporting -$0.04 versus $0.04 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($0.06 versus -$0.04).

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Richardson Electronics Ratings Report

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