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The Electronics industry as a whole closed the day up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.7%. Laggards within the Electronics industry included Qualstar ( QBAK), down 5.5%, Dynasil Corp of America ( DYSL), down 4.5%, Sypris Solutions ( SYPR), down 4.0%, IEC Electronics ( IEC), down 4.7% and Aehr Test Systems ( AEHR), down 5.5%.

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

Sypris Solutions ( SYPR) is one of the companies that pushed the Electronics industry lower today. Sypris Solutions was down $0.05 (4.0%) to $1.28 on light volume. Throughout the day, 15,598 shares of Sypris Solutions exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 24,200 shares. The stock ranged in price between $1.18-$1.38 after having opened the day at $1.33 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.33.

Sypris Solutions, Inc. offers outsourced services and specialty products in the United States, Mexico, Denmark, and the United Kingdom. Sypris Solutions has a market cap of $29.3 million and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 50.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Sypris Solutions a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Sypris Solutions as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on SYPR 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 Auto Components industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 888.9% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $1.65 million to -$13.03 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 Auto Components industry and the overall market, SYPRIS SOLUTIONS 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 -$5.32 million or 312.68% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
  • Despite any intermediate fluctuations, we have only bad news to report on this stock's performance over the last year: it has tumbled by 73.51%, worse than the S&P 500's performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company's earnings per share are down 925.00% 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.
  • SYPRIS SOLUTIONS 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. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. We feel it is likely to report a decline in earnings in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, SYPRIS SOLUTIONS INC continued to lose money by earning -$0.07 versus -$0.52 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 1614.3% in earnings (-$1.20 versus -$0.07).

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

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At the close, Dynasil Corp of America ( DYSL) was down $0.07 (4.5%) to $1.47 on light volume. Throughout the day, 3,578 shares of Dynasil Corp of America exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13,600 shares. The stock ranged in price between $1.43-$1.58 after having opened the day at $1.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.54.

Dynasil Corporation of America develops, manufactures, and markets detection, sensing, and analysis technology products for medical, industrial, and homeland security/defense sectors in the United States and internationally. Dynasil Corp of America has a market cap of $25.7 million and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 6.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Dynasil Corp of America as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on DYSL 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 Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 136.5% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $0.27 million to -$0.10 million.
  • Current return on equity is lower than its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of weakness within the company. Compared to other companies in the Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components industry and the overall market, DYNASIL CORP OF AMERICA's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to $1.01 million or 30.04% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing the cash generation rate to the industry average, the firm's growth is significantly lower.
  • The share price of DYNASIL CORP OF AMERICA has not done very well: it is down 6.63% and has underperformed the S&P 500, in part reflecting the company's sharply declining earnings per share when compared to the year-earlier quarter. Turning toward the future, the fact that the stock has come down in price over the past year should not necessarily be interpreted as a negative; it could be one of the factors that may help make the stock attractive down the road. Right now, however, we believe that it is too soon to buy.
  • DYNASIL CORP OF AMERICA 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, DYNASIL CORP OF AMERICA turned its bottom line around by earning $0.13 versus -$0.59 in the prior year.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Dynasil Corp of America Ratings Report

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Qualstar ( QBAK) was another company that pushed the Electronics industry lower today. Qualstar was down $0.06 (5.5%) to $1.04 on light volume. Throughout the day, 111 shares of Qualstar exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $1.04-$1.04 after having opened the day at $1.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.10.

Qualstar Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and sells power supplies and data storage systems worldwide. It operates through two segments, Power Supplies and Tape Libraries. Qualstar has a market cap of $12.6 million and is part of the technology sector. Shares are down 16.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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

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Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on QBAK go as follows:

  • The gross profit margin for QUALSTAR CORP is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 34.97%. Despite the low profit margin, it has increased significantly from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, QBAK's net profit margin of -17.36% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.
  • QBAK has underperformed the S&P 500 Index, declining 12.60% from its price level of one year ago. The fact that the stock is now selling for less than others in its industry in relation to its current earnings is not reason enough to justify a buy rating at this time.
  • The company's current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Computers & Peripherals industry and the overall market, QUALSTAR CORP's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • QUALSTAR CORP 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 year. During the past fiscal year, QUALSTAR CORP continued to lose money by earning -$0.47 versus -$0.85 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 Computers & Peripherals industry. The net income increased by 77.5% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from -$2.17 million to -$0.49 million.

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

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