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The Consumer Non-Durables industry as a whole closed the day down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which was down 0.4%. Laggards within the Consumer Non-Durables industry included Fuwei Films (Holdings ( FFHL), down 15.3%, CTI Industries ( CTIB), down 3.6%, Forward Industries ( FORD), down 2.0%, Standard Register ( SR), down 3.0% and EveryWare Global ( EVRY), down 10.6%.

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

Standard Register ( SR) is one of the companies that pushed the Consumer Non-Durables industry lower today. Standard Register was down $0.03 (3.0%) to $0.98 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 94,763 shares of Standard Register exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 33,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $0.95-$1.08 after having opened the day at $1.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.01.

Standard Register has a market cap of $8.5 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 69.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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At the close, CTI Industries ( CTIB) was down $0.15 (3.6%) to $4.00 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,300 shares of CTI Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4,400 shares. The stock ranged in price between $3.98-$4.01 after having opened the day at $4.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $4.15.

CTI Industries Corporation develops, manufactures, and supplies flexible film products for novelty, packaging and container, and custom product applications worldwide. CTI Industries has a market cap of $13.0 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 10.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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TheStreet Ratings rates CTI Industries as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself, generally high debt management risk, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on CTIB go as follows:

  • Looking at the price performance of CTIB's shares over the past 12 months, there is not much good news to report: the stock is down 29.70%, and it has underformed the S&P 500 Index. In addition, the company's earnings per share are lower today than the year-earlier quarter. Although its share price is down sharply from a year ago, do not assume that it can now be tagged as cheap and attractive. The reality is that, based on its current price in relation to its earnings, CTIB is still more expensive than most of the other companies in its industry.
  • Currently the debt-to-equity ratio of 1.74 is quite high overall and when compared to the industry average, suggesting that the current management of debt levels should be re-evaluated. To add to this, CTIB has a quick ratio of 0.53, this demonstrates the lack of ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to -$2.86 million or 124.56% 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 CTI INDUSTRIES CORP is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 29.28%. Regardless of CTIB's low profit margin, it has managed to increase from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 1.42% trails the industry average.
  • 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 Household Durables industry and the overall market, CTI INDUSTRIES CORP's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.

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

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Fuwei Films (Holdings ( FFHL) was another company that pushed the Consumer Non-Durables industry lower today. Fuwei Films (Holdings was down $0.10 (15.3%) to $0.55 on light volume. Throughout the day, 4,868 shares of Fuwei Films (Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11,600 shares. The stock ranged in price between $0.54-$0.65 after having opened the day at $0.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.65.

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 $8.8 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 2.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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.

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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 41.74%, 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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