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All three major indices traded up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 212 points (1.2%) at 17,885 as of Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, 4:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,364 issues advancing vs. 754 declining with 102 unchanged.

The Technology sector as a whole closed the day up 1.3% versus the S&P 500, which was up 1.0%. Top gainers within the Technology sector included Electro-Sensors ( ELSE), up 2.5%, CounterPath ( CPAH), up 7.2%, Intelligent Systems ( INS), up 3.0%, Interphase ( INPH), up 4.3% and Medical Transcription Billing ( MTBC), up 9.1%.

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

Medical Transcription Billing ( MTBC) is one of the companies that pushed the Technology sector higher today. Medical Transcription Billing was up $0.20 (9.1%) to $2.39 on average volume. Throughout the day, 8,686 shares of Medical Transcription Billing exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $2.20-$2.39 after having opened the day at $2.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.19.

Medical Transcription Billing has a market cap of $25.8 million and is part of the telecommunications industry. Shares are down 6.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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At the close, Interphase ( INPH) was up $0.08 (4.3%) to $1.96 on light volume. Throughout the day, 8,650 shares of Interphase exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $1.96-$2.10 after having opened the day at $2.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.88.

Interphase Corporation, an information and communications technology company, provides connectivity, interworking, and packet processing solutions in the Pacific Rim, North America, and Europe. Interphase has a market cap of $16.8 million and is part of the telecommunications industry. Shares are down 11.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Interphase a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Interphase as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, poor profit margins and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on INPH go as follows:

  • 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 Communications Equipment industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 1222.4% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $0.08 million to -$0.85 million.
  • The gross profit margin for INTERPHASE CORP is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 33.55%. It has decreased significantly from the same period last year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -20.25% is significantly below that of the industry average.
  • Despite any intermediate fluctuations, we have only bad news to report on this stock's performance over the last year: it has tumbled by 50.62%, worse than the S&P 500's performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company's earnings per share are down 1200.00% compared to the year-earlier 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 Communications Equipment industry and the overall market, INTERPHASE CORP's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • INTERPHASE CORP 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. 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, INTERPHASE CORP continued to lose money by earning -$0.39 versus -$0.54 in the prior year.

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

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CounterPath ( CPAH) was another company that pushed the Technology sector higher today. CounterPath was up $0.05 (7.2%) to $0.74 on light volume. Throughout the day, 17,451 shares of CounterPath exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 24,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $0.70-$0.74 after having opened the day at $0.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.69.

CounterPath has a market cap of $31.9 million and is part of the telecommunications industry. Shares are up 35.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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