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The Industrial industry as a whole closed the day down 1.3% versus the S&P 500, which was down 1.3%. Laggards within the Industrial industry included Servotronics ( SVT), down 4.3%, LightPath Technologies ( LPTH), down 1.7%, American DG Energy ( ADGE), down 10.3%, THT Heat Transfer Technology ( THTI), down 2.7% and WSI Industries ( WSCI), down 2.8%.

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

Royal Philips ( PHG) is one of the companies that pushed the Industrial industry lower today. Royal Philips was down $0.69 (2.4%) to $28.01 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 2,058,453 shares of Royal Philips exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 765,400 shares. The stock ranged in price between $27.98-$28.47 after having opened the day at $28.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.70.

Koninklijke Philips N.V. is engaged in healthcare, consumer lifestyle, and lighting businesses worldwide. Royal Philips has a market cap of $27.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 1.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Royal Philips a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Philips 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, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins 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 PHG go as follows:

  • The current debt-to-equity ratio, 0.39, is low and is below the industry average, implying that there has been successful management of debt levels. Although the company had a strong debt-to-equity ratio, its quick ratio of 0.75 is somewhat weak and could be cause for future problems.
  • Net operating cash flow has increased to $465.56 million or 21.18% when compared to the same quarter last year. Despite an increase in cash flow, KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS NV's average is still marginally south of the industry average growth rate of 22.08%.
  • 37.17% is the gross profit margin for KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS NV which we consider to be strong. Despite the high profit margin, it has decreased significantly from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, PHG's net profit margin of -2.90% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.
  • PHG, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 1.3%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 27.4%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to have hurt the bottom line, decreasing 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 Industrial Conglomerates industry and the overall market, KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS NV's return on equity is significantly below that of the industry average and is below that of the S&P 500.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Royal Philips Ratings Report

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At the close, THT Heat Transfer Technology ( THTI) was down $0.03 (2.7%) to $1.07 on light volume. Throughout the day, 8,200 shares of THT Heat Transfer Technology exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 27,400 shares. The stock ranged in price between $1.06-$1.07 after having opened the day at $1.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.10.

THT Heat Transfer Technology, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and trades in plate heat exchangers and various related products in the People's Republic of China. THT Heat Transfer Technology has a market cap of $21.7 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 10.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TheStreet Ratings rates THT Heat Transfer Technology 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 increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on THTI go as follows:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 3.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 15.9%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • THTI's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.10 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. Along with the favorable debt-to-equity ratio, the company maintains an adequate quick ratio of 1.11, which illustrates the ability to avoid short-term cash problems.
  • THT HEAT TRANSFER TECH INC reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. 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, THT HEAT TRANSFER TECH INC's EPS of $0.15 remained unchanged from the prior years' EPS of $0.15.
  • 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 Machinery industry and the overall market, THT HEAT TRANSFER TECH INC's return on equity is significantly below that of the industry average and is below that of the S&P 500.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: THT Heat Transfer Technology Ratings Report

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LightPath Technologies ( LPTH) was another company that pushed the Industrial industry lower today. LightPath Technologies was down $0.02 (1.7%) to $1.14 on light volume. Throughout the day, 15,652 shares of LightPath Technologies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 21,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $1.10-$1.14 after having opened the day at $1.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.16.

LightPath Technologies, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes optical components and assemblies. LightPath Technologies has a market cap of $16.4 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 27.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates LightPath Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates LightPath Technologies 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 and weak operating cash flow.

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Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on LPTH go as follows:

  • LIGHTPATH TECHNOLOGIES INC 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. Earnings per share have declined over the last year. We anticipate that this should continue in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, LIGHTPATH TECHNOLOGIES INC swung to a loss, reporting -$0.02 versus $0.02 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 100.0% in earnings (-$0.04 versus -$0.02).
  • 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 Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 623.8% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$0.08 million to -$0.58 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 Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components industry and the overall market, LIGHTPATH TECHNOLOGIES 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 -$0.10 million or 139.84% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
  • 42.53% is the gross profit margin for LIGHTPATH TECHNOLOGIES INC which we consider to be strong. Despite the high profit margin, it has decreased significantly from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, LPTH's net profit margin of -22.24% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: LightPath Technologies Ratings Report

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