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The Industrial Goods sector as a whole closed the day down 0.8% versus the S&P 500, which was down 0.8%. Laggards within the Industrial Goods sector included Bonso Electronics International ( BNSO), down 8.3%, TAT Technologies ( TATT), down 2.4%, NF Energy Saving ( NFEC), down 2.5%, Compx International ( CIX), down 2.7% and Intellicheck Mobilisa ( IDN), down 29.6%.

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

Intellicheck Mobilisa ( IDN) is one of the companies that pushed the Industrial Goods sector lower today. Intellicheck Mobilisa was down $0.71 (29.6%) to $1.69 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 1,792,862 shares of Intellicheck Mobilisa exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 47,000 shares. The stock ranged in price between $1.63-$1.73 after having opened the day at $1.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.40.

Intellicheck Mobilisa, Inc. develops, integrates, and markets wireless technology and identity systems for mobile and handheld access control and security systems. Intellicheck Mobilisa has a market cap of $13.1 million and is part of the consumer durables industry. Shares are down 18.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Intellicheck Mobilisa as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on IDN go as follows:

  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to -$0.67 million or 922.22% 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 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 Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components industry and the overall market, INTELLICHECK MOBILISA INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • This stock's share value has moved by only 30.60% over the past year. 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.
  • INTELLICHECK MOBILISA INC has shown improvement in its earnings for its most recently reported quarter when compared with the same quarter a year earlier. Stable Earnings per share over the past year indicate the company has sound management over its earnings and share float. During the past fiscal year, INTELLICHECK MOBILISA INC's EPS of -$0.64 remained unchanged from the prior years' EPS of -$0.64.
  • The gross profit margin for INTELLICHECK MOBILISA INC is rather high; currently it is at 65.16%. Despite the high profit margin, it has decreased significantly from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, IDN's net profit margin of 10.19% compares favorably to the industry average.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Intellicheck Mobilisa Ratings Report

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At the close, Compx International ( CIX) was down $0.32 (2.7%) to $11.65 on light volume. Throughout the day, 440 shares of Compx International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $11.65-$11.87 after having opened the day at $11.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.97.

CompX International Inc. manufactures and sells security products and recreational marine components primarily in North America. The company operates through two segments, Security Products and Marine Components. Compx International has a market cap of $28.8 million and is part of the consumer durables industry. Shares are down 1.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Compx International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Compx International 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, increase in net income, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on CIX go as follows:

  • CIX's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 8.4%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 9.3%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • CIX 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 4.24, which clearly demonstrates the ability to cover short-term cash needs.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has exceeded that of the S&P 500 and greatly outperformed compared to the Commercial Services & Supplies industry average. The net income increased by 13.9% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $1.96 million to $2.23 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 53.10% to $5.49 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, COMPX INTERNATIONAL INC has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of -9.20%.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Compx International Ratings Report

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NF Energy Saving ( NFEC) was another company that pushed the Industrial Goods sector lower today. NF Energy Saving was down $0.04 (2.5%) to $1.59 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,232 shares of NF Energy Saving exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12,600 shares. The stock ranged in price between $1.55-$1.65 after having opened the day at $1.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.63.

NF Energy Saving Corporation, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the production of heavy industrial components and products in the People's Republic of China. It operates through two segments, Heavy Manufacturing Business and Energy-saving Related Business. NF Energy Saving has a market cap of $9.0 million and is part of the consumer durables industry. Shares are up 2.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates NF Energy Saving 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.

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Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on NFEC go as follows:

  • 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 Machinery industry and the overall market, NF ENERGY SAVING CORP'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 -$0.84 million or 737.40% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
  • This stock's share value has moved by only 7.15% 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.
  • NF ENERGY SAVING CORP 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, NF ENERGY SAVING CORP swung to a loss, reporting -$0.03 versus $0.01 in the prior year.
  • 37.16% is the gross profit margin for NF ENERGY SAVING CORP which we consider to be strong. Regardless of NFEC's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, NFEC's net profit margin of 11.10% compares favorably to the industry average.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: NF Energy Saving Ratings Report

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