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The Materials & Construction industry as a whole closed the day up 0.9% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.9%. Laggards within the Materials & Construction industry included Industrial Services of America ( IDSA), down 2.0%, Cementos Pacasmayo SAA ADR ( CPAC), down 1.8%, Sharps Compliance ( SMED), down 4.8%, Real Goods Solar ( RGSE), down 4.8% and Layne Christensen ( LAYN), down 2.3%.

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

Sharps Compliance ( SMED) is one of the companies that pushed the Materials & Construction industry lower today. Sharps Compliance was down $0.23 (4.8%) to $4.60 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 378,222 shares of Sharps Compliance exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 148,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $4.50-$4.79 after having opened the day at $4.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $4.83.

Sharps Compliance Corp. provides management solutions and services for medical waste, used healthcare materials, and patient dispensed unused or expired medications in the United States. Sharps Compliance has a market cap of $77.7 million and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 2.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Sharps Compliance a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Sharps Compliance as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including premium valuation and weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on SMED go as follows:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 19.4%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 35.2%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • SMED has no debt to speak of therefore resulting in a debt-to-equity ratio of zero, which we consider to be a relatively favorable sign. Along with this, the company maintains a quick ratio of 5.02, which clearly demonstrates the ability to cover short-term cash needs.
  • SHARPS COMPLIANCE CORP 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, SHARPS COMPLIANCE CORP turned its bottom line around by earning $0.07 versus -$0.18 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 42.9% in earnings ($0.04 versus $0.07).
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to -$0.55 million or 116.01% 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: Sharps Compliance Ratings Report

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At the close, Cementos Pacasmayo SAA ADR ( CPAC) was down $0.16 (1.8%) to $8.97 on average volume. Throughout the day, 31,251 shares of Cementos Pacasmayo SAA ADR exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 33,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $8.65-$9.04 after having opened the day at $9.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $9.13.

Cementos Pacasmayo S.A.A., a cement company, produces, distributes, and sells cement and cement-related materials in the northern region of Peru. It operates in three segments: Cement, Concrete and Blocks; Quicklime; and Construction Supplies. Cementos Pacasmayo SAA ADR has a market cap of $990.5 million and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are down 22.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Cementos Pacasmayo SAA ADR a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Cementos Pacasmayo SAA ADR as a hold. 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 and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and disappointing return on equity.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on CPAC go as follows:

  • CPAC's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 5.3%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 8.2%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • The current debt-to-equity ratio, 0.41, is low and is below the industry average, implying that there has been successful management of debt levels. Along with this, the company maintains a quick ratio of 6.12, which clearly demonstrates the ability to cover short-term cash needs.
  • Net operating cash flow has slightly increased to $21.23 million or 8.93% when compared to the same quarter last year. Despite an increase in cash flow of 8.93%, CEMENTOS PACASMAYO SAA is still growing at a significantly lower rate than the industry average of 361.89%.
  • 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 Construction Materials industry and the overall market on the basis of return on equity, CEMENTOS PACASMAYO SAA has outperformed in comparison with the industry average, but has underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500.
  • CPAC has underperformed the S&P 500 Index, declining 24.49% from its price level of one year ago. 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: Cementos Pacasmayo SAA ADR Ratings Report

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Industrial Services of America ( IDSA) was another company that pushed the Materials & Construction industry lower today. Industrial Services of America was down $0.12 (2.0%) to $5.68 on light volume. Throughout the day, 4,990 shares of Industrial Services of America exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13,600 shares. The stock ranged in price between $5.65-$5.74 after having opened the day at $5.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $5.80.

Industrial Services of America, Inc. operates as a recycler of stainless steel, ferrous, and non-ferrous scrap. The company operates in two segments, Recycling and Waste Services. Industrial Services of America has a market cap of $44.9 million and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 78.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Industrial Services of America as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins.

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Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on IDSA 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, INDUSTRIAL SERVICES AMER INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to -$4.11 million or 2062.63% 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 INDUSTRIAL SERVICES AMER INC is currently extremely low, coming in at 8.03%. Regardless of IDSA's low profit margin, it has managed to increase from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, IDSA's net profit margin of -2.23% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.
  • The company, on the basis of net income growth from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed compared to the Commercial Services & Supplies industry average, but is greater than that of the S&P 500. The net income increased by 48.2% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from -$1.24 million to -$0.64 million.
  • The revenue fell significantly faster than the industry average of 4.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 28.6%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Industrial Services of America Ratings Report

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