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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 up 80 points (0.5%) at 17,464 as of Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, 3:25 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,610 issues advancing vs. 1,406 declining with 158 unchanged.

The Automotive industry as a whole closed the day up 0.9% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.5%. Top gainers within the Automotive industry included Marine Products ( MPX), up 1.7%, Supreme Industries ( STS), up 2.2%, Shiloh Industries ( SHLO), up 2.1%, Accuride ( ACW), up 3.8% and Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide ( QTWW), up 2.1%.

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

Shiloh Industries ( SHLO) is one of the companies that pushed the Automotive industry higher today. Shiloh Industries was up $0.36 (2.1%) to $17.19 on light volume. Throughout the day, 17,526 shares of Shiloh Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 47,400 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $16.81-$17.31 after having opened the day at $16.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.83.

Shiloh Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides light weighting, as well as noise, vibration, and harshness solutions to automotive, commercial vehicle, and other industrial markets. Shiloh Industries has a market cap of $292.9 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 13.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Shiloh Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Shiloh Industries as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on SHLO go as follows:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 8.9%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 30.3%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • Compared to where it was a year ago today, the stock is now trading at a higher level, reflecting both the market's overall trend during that period and the fact that the company's earnings growth has been robust. Turning our attention to the future direction of the stock, it goes without saying that even the best stocks can fall in an overall down market. However, in any other environment, this stock still has good upside potential despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year.
  • SHILOH INDUSTRIES INC 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. During the past fiscal year, SHILOH INDUSTRIES INC increased its bottom line by earning $1.27 versus $0.79 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 Auto Components industry average. The net income increased by 58.0% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $5.28 million to $8.35 million.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Shiloh Industries Ratings Report

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At the close, Supreme Industries ( STS) was up $0.15 (2.2%) to $7.02 on light volume. Throughout the day, 11,284 shares of Supreme Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 27,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $6.90-$7.07 after having opened the day at $7.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.87.

Supreme Industries, Inc. manufactures and sells truck bodies, buses, and armored and specialty vehicles in the Unites States. The company operates in two segments, Specialized Vehicles and Fiberglass Products. Supreme Industries has a market cap of $101.5 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 17.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Supreme Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Supreme Industries as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on STS go as follows:

  • Compared to where it was a year ago today, the stock is now trading at a higher level, reflecting both the market's overall trend during that period and the fact that the company's earnings growth has been robust. Turning our attention to the future direction of the stock, it goes without saying that even the best stocks can fall in an overall down market. However, in any other environment, this stock still has good upside potential despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Machinery industry. The net income increased by 61.3% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $1.53 million to $2.47 million.
  • STS, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 1.7%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 13.8%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.
  • SUPREME INDUSTRIES INC reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. We feel it is likely to report a decline in earnings in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, SUPREME INDUSTRIES INC reported lower earnings of $0.59 versus $0.73 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 10.4% in earnings ($0.53 versus $0.59).

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Supreme Industries Ratings Report

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Marine Products ( MPX) was another company that pushed the Automotive industry higher today. Marine Products was up $0.14 (1.7%) to $8.26 on light volume. Throughout the day, 6,618 shares of Marine Products exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 16,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $8.05-$8.31 after having opened the day at $8.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $8.12.

Marine Products Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells recreational fiberglass powerboats in the sportboat, deckboat, cruiser, sport yacht, and sport fishing markets worldwide. Marine Products has a market cap of $309.1 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 19.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Marine Products a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Marine Products as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on MPX go as follows:

  • MPX 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 the favorable debt-to-equity ratio, the company maintains an adequate quick ratio of 1.30, which illustrates the ability to avoid short-term cash problems.
  • MARINE PRODUCTS CORP reported flat earnings per share in the most recent quarter. Stable earnings per share over the past two years indicate the company has sound management over its earnings and share float. We anticipate the company beginning to experience more growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, MARINE PRODUCTS CORP's EPS of $0.19 remained unchanged from the prior years' EPS of $0.19. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($0.26 versus $0.19).
  • MPX, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 3.8%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 9.7%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to not be hurting the bottom line, shown by stable earnings per share.
  • The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. In comparison to the other companies in the Leisure Equipment & Products industry and the overall market, MARINE PRODUCTS CORP's return on equity is significantly below that of the industry average and is below that of the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for MARINE PRODUCTS CORP is rather low; currently it is at 18.37%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 4.96% trails that of the industry average.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Marine Products Ratings Report

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