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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 106.38 points (-0.6%) at 17,321 as of Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, 4:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,098 issues advancing vs. 2,009 declining with 122 unchanged.

The Services sector as a whole closed the day down 1.5% versus the S&P 500, which was down 0.9%. Top gainers within the Services sector included Taitron Components ( TAIT), up 6.0%, RLJ Entertainment ( RLJE), up 1.7%, Nevada Gold & Casinos ( UWN), up 4.0%, Premier Exhibitions ( PRXI), up 2.4% and China Auto Logistics ( CALI), up 8.6%.

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

Premier Exhibitions ( PRXI) is one of the companies that pushed the Services sector higher today. Premier Exhibitions was up $0.02 (2.4%) to $0.64 on light volume. Throughout the day, 8,400 shares of Premier Exhibitions exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 47,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $0.62-$0.64 after having opened the day at $0.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.62.

Premier Exhibitions, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in presenting museum-quality touring exhibitions to public worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Exhibition Management and RMS Titanic. Premier Exhibitions has a market cap of $30.2 million and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 0.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Premier Exhibitions a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Premier Exhibitions 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 PRXI go as follows:

  • PREMIER EXHIBITIONS INC's earnings have gone downhill when comparing its most recently reported quarter with the same quarter a year earlier. The company has suffered a declining pattern earnings per share over the past two years. During the past fiscal year, PREMIER EXHIBITIONS INC swung to a loss, reporting -$0.01 versus $0.03 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 Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 815.5% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$0.23 million to -$2.13 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 Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and the overall market, PREMIER EXHIBITIONS INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for PREMIER EXHIBITIONS INC is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 28.88%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -31.70% is significantly below that of the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to -$2.49 million or 460.81% 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: Premier Exhibitions Ratings Report

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At the close, Nevada Gold & Casinos ( UWN) was up $0.05 (4.0%) to $1.30 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 23,995 shares of Nevada Gold & Casinos exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $1.27-$1.30 after having opened the day at $1.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.25.

Nevada Gold & Casinos, Inc., a gaming company, is engaged in financing, developing, owning, and operating gaming properties and projects primarily in Washington and South Dakota. The company operates in three segments: Washington Gold, South Dakota Gold, and Corporate. Nevada Gold & Casinos has a market cap of $21.4 million and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. Shares are unchanged year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Nevada Gold & Casinos a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Nevada Gold & Casinos 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, 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 lackluster performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on UWN go as follows:

  • UWN's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 9.6%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 0.1%. 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, 0.35, is low and is below the industry average, implying that there has been successful management of debt levels. To add to this, UWN has a quick ratio of 2.12, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
  • NEVADA GOLD & CASINOS 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, NEVADA GOLD & CASINOS INC increased its bottom line by earning $0.03 versus $0.00 in the prior year.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry. The net income increased by 88.2% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $0.22 million to $0.42 million.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Nevada Gold & Casinos Ratings Report

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RLJ Entertainment ( RLJE) was another company that pushed the Services sector higher today. RLJ Entertainment was up $0.03 (1.7%) to $1.81 on light volume. Throughout the day, 3,913 shares of RLJ Entertainment exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $1.80-$1.82 after having opened the day at $1.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.78.

RLJ Entertainment, Inc., an entertainment company, acquires content rights in British episodic mystery and drama, urban programming, and full-length motion pictures. It operates through three segments: Intellectual Property Licensing, Wholesale, and Direct-to-Consumer. RLJ Entertainment has a market cap of $23.8 million and is part of the aerospace/defense industry. Shares are down 10.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate RLJ Entertainment a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates RLJ Entertainment as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, feeble growth in its earnings per share and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on RLJE go as follows:

  • Although RLJE's debt-to-equity ratio of 2.15 is very high, it is currently less than that of the industry average.
  • 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 Media industry and the overall market, RLJ ENTERTAINMENT INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for RLJ ENTERTAINMENT INC is rather low; currently it is at 24.17%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -21.00% is significantly below that of the industry average.
  • RLJ ENTERTAINMENT INC reported flat earnings per share in the most recent quarter. The company has reported a trend of declining earnings per share over the past two years. During the past fiscal year, RLJ ENTERTAINMENT INC reported poor results of -$2.30 versus -$0.49 in the prior year.
  • RLJE's stock share price has done very poorly compared to where it was a year ago: Despite any rallies, the net result is that it is down by 65.06%, which is also worse than the performance of the S&P 500 Index. 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.

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

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