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All three major indices traded up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 196 points (1.1%) at 17,361 as of Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, 4:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,282 issues advancing vs. 826 declining with 107 unchanged.

The Consumer Goods sector as a whole closed the day up 1.4% versus the S&P 500, which was up 1.3%. Top gainers within the Consumer Goods sector included Fuwei Films (Holdings ( FFHL), up 11.2%, Natuzzi SPA ( NTZ), up 3.5%, Bridgford Foods ( BRID), up 3.1%, DS Healthcare Group ( DSKX), up 4.9% and Deswell Industries ( DSWL), up 2.7%.

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

DS Healthcare Group ( DSKX) is one of the companies that pushed the Consumer Goods sector higher today. DS Healthcare Group was up $0.03 (4.9%) to $0.73 on light volume. Throughout the day, 16,020 shares of DS Healthcare Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 36,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $0.68-$0.73 after having opened the day at $0.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.70.

DS Healthcare Group has a market cap of $11.4 million and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are down 5.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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At the close, Natuzzi SPA ( NTZ) was up $0.06 (3.5%) to $1.78 on light volume. Throughout the day, 350 shares of Natuzzi SPA exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $1.76-$1.79 after having opened the day at $1.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.72.

Natuzzi S.p.A. designs, manufactures, and markets leather and fabric upholstered furniture worldwide. Natuzzi SPA has a market cap of $96.0 million and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are up 11.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Natuzzi SPA a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Natuzzi SPA as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on NTZ 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 Household Durables industry and the overall market, NATUZZI SPA's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for NATUZZI SPA is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 30.78%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -7.81% is significantly below that of the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to -$28.70 million or 586.21% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
  • NTZ'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 31.91%, which is also worse that the performance of the S&P 500 Index. Investors have so far failed to pay much attention to the earnings improvements the company has managed to achieve over the last quarter. 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.
  • NATUZZI SPA reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. 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, NATUZZI SPA reported poor results of -$1.71 versus -$0.63 in the prior year.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Natuzzi SPA Ratings Report

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Fuwei Films (Holdings ( FFHL) was another company that pushed the Consumer Goods sector higher today. Fuwei Films (Holdings was up $0.06 (11.2%) to $0.62 on average volume. Throughout the day, 17,295 shares of Fuwei Films (Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $0.54-$0.62 after having opened the day at $0.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.56.

Fuwei Films (Holdings) Co., Ltd., through its subsidiary, Fuwei Films (Shandong) Co., Ltd., develops, manufactures, and distributes plastic films using the biaxially- oriented stretch technique in the People's Republic of China. Fuwei Films (Holdings has a market cap of $7.3 million and is part of the automotive industry. Shares are down 15.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Fuwei Films (Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fuwei Films (Holdings as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its weak operating cash flow, poor profit margins and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on FFHL go as follows:

  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to -$1.87 million or 247.32% 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 FUWEI FILMS HOLDINGS CO is currently extremely low, coming in at 12.97%. Despite the low profit margin, it has increased significantly from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, FFHL's net profit margin of -25.64% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.
  • FFHL'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 55.91%, which is also worse that the performance of the S&P 500 Index. Investors have so far failed to pay much attention to the earnings improvements the company has managed to achieve over the last quarter. 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.
  • 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. Compared to other companies in the Chemicals industry and the overall market, FUWEI FILMS HOLDINGS CO's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • FUWEI FILMS HOLDINGS CO has improved earnings per share by 24.1% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. 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, FUWEI FILMS HOLDINGS CO reported poor results of -$0.74 versus -$0.66 in the prior year.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Fuwei Films (Holdings Ratings Report

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