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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 173.45 points (-1.1%) at 16,142 as of Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, 4:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,470 issues advancing vs. 1,677 declining with 92 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector as a whole was unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which was down 0.8%. Top gainers within the Consumer Goods sector included Entertainment Gaming Asia ( EGT), up 3.8%, Koss ( KOSS), up 6.5%, Pingtan Marine Enterprise ( PME), up 1.8%, Zuoan Fashion ( ZA), up 1.5% and Swisher Hygiene ( SWSH), up 11.8%.

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

Swisher Hygiene ( SWSH) is one of the companies that pushed the Consumer Goods sector higher today. Swisher Hygiene was up $0.33 (11.8%) to $3.12 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 952,272 shares of Swisher Hygiene exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 52,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $2.79-$4.20 after having opened the day at $2.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.79.

Swisher Hygiene Inc. provides hygiene and sanitation solutions. It solutions include cleaning and sanitizing chemicals and restroom hygiene programs, as well as a range of related products and services. Swisher Hygiene has a market cap of $54.3 million and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 45.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Swisher Hygiene a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Swisher Hygiene as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on SWSH go as follows:

  • 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 Commercial Services & Supplies industry and the overall market, SWISHER HYGIENE INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Looking at the price performance of SWSH's shares over the past 12 months, there is not much good news to report: the stock is down 56.79%, and it has underformed the S&P 500 Index. In addition, the company's earnings per share are lower today than the year-earlier quarter. Naturally, the overall market trend is bound to be a significant factor. However, in one sense, the stock's sharp decline last year is a positive for future investors, making it cheaper (in proportion to its earnings over the past year) than most other stocks in its industry. But due to other concerns, we feel the stock is still not a good buy right now.
  • SWISHER HYGIENE INC's earnings per share declined by 7.5% 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 year. However, the consensus estimate suggests that this trend should reverse in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, SWISHER HYGIENE INC reported poor results of -$8.50 versus -$4.60 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings (-$2.41 versus -$8.50).
  • The company, on the basis of net income growth from the same quarter one year ago, has underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and greatly underperformed compared to the Commercial Services & Supplies industry average. The net income increased by 1.5% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from -$15.38 million to -$15.15 million.
  • SWSH, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 4.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 9.8%. 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: Swisher Hygiene Ratings Report

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At the close, Zuoan Fashion ( ZA) was up $0.01 (1.5%) to $0.97 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 100,271 shares of Zuoan Fashion exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 57,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $0.89-$1.03 after having opened the day at $0.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.96.

Zuoan Fashion Limited designs, manufactures, distributes, and retails fashion casual menswear. Zuoan Fashion has a market cap of $28.4 million and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 43.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Zuoan Fashion a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Zuoan Fashion 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 ZA go as follows:

  • ZUOAN FASHION LTD -ADR 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, ZUOAN FASHION LTD -ADR reported lower earnings of $1.03 versus $1.72 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 Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 103.2% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $11.16 million to -$0.36 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 Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods industry and the overall market, ZUOAN FASHION LTD -ADR's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for ZUOAN FASHION LTD -ADR is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 31.29%. It has decreased significantly from the same period last year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -0.91% is significantly below that of the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to -$8.10 million or 168.50% 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: Zuoan Fashion Ratings Report

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Entertainment Gaming Asia ( EGT) was another company that pushed the Consumer Goods sector higher today. Entertainment Gaming Asia was up $0.02 (3.8%) to $0.55 on light volume. Throughout the day, 13,815 shares of Entertainment Gaming Asia exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 37,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $0.51-$0.58 after having opened the day at $0.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.53.

Entertainment Gaming Asia Inc., a gaming company, owns and leases electronic gaming machines (EGMs) in resorts, hotels, and other venues in Cambodia and the Philippines. It operates in two segments, Gaming Operations and Gaming Products. Entertainment Gaming Asia has a market cap of $16.9 million and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 54.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Entertainment Gaming Asia a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Entertainment Gaming Asia as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on EGT go as follows:

  • 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 Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and the overall market, ENTERTAINMENT GAMING ASIA's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to $1.82 million or 17.06% when compared to the same quarter last year. In conjunction, when comparing current results to the industry average, ENTERTAINMENT GAMING ASIA has marginally lower results.
  • This stock's share value has moved by only 54.92% over the past year. 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.
  • ENTERTAINMENT GAMING ASIA has shown improvement in its earnings for its most recently reported quarter when compared with the same quarter a year earlier. This company has not demonstrated a clear trend in earnings over the past 2 years, making it difficult to accurately predict earnings for the coming year. During the past fiscal year, ENTERTAINMENT GAMING ASIA swung to a loss, reporting -$0.15 versus $0.07 in the prior year.
  • The gross profit margin for ENTERTAINMENT GAMING ASIA is rather high; currently it is at 67.48%. Regardless of EGT's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, EGT's net profit margin of -0.44% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Entertainment Gaming Asia Ratings Report

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