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The Wholesale industry as a whole closed the day down 1.0% versus the S&P 500, which was down 0.3%. Laggards within the Wholesale industry included Addvantage Technologies Group ( AEY), down 1.8%, China Auto Logistics ( CALI), down 6.6%, CHC Group ( HELI), down 8.1%, NL Industries ( NL), down 10.6% and Rada Electronics Industries ( RADA), down 9.8%.

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

CHC Group ( HELI) is one of the companies that pushed the Wholesale industry lower today. CHC Group was down $0.03 (8.1%) to $0.34 on light volume. Throughout the day, 155,593 shares of CHC Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 329,400 shares. The stock ranged in price between $0.31-$0.40 after having opened the day at $0.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.37.

CHC Group Ltd. provides commercial helicopter services to the offshore oil and gas industry worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Helicopter Services and Heli-One. CHC Group has a market cap of $32.6 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 88.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates CHC Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on HELI 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 Energy Equipment & Services industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 365.0% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$23.22 million to -$107.99 million.
  • Although HELI's debt-to-equity ratio of 7.68 is very high, it is currently less than that of the industry average. Along with the unfavorable debt-to-equity ratio, HELI maintains a poor quick ratio of 0.78, which illustrates the inability to avoid short-term cash problems.
  • The gross profit margin for CHC GROUP LTD is rather low; currently it is at 15.19%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -28.89% is significantly below that of the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to -$30.52 million or 260.70% 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 94.42%, worse than the S&P 500's performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company's earnings per share are down 641.37% 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.

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

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At the close, China Auto Logistics ( CALI) was down $0.07 (6.6%) to $0.99 on light volume. Throughout the day, 12,606 shares of China Auto Logistics exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 42,600 shares. The stock ranged in price between $0.99-$1.07 after having opened the day at $1.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.06.

China Auto Logistics Inc. sells and trades in imported automobiles in the People's Republic of China. China Auto Logistics has a market cap of $4.4 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 0.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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TheStreet Ratings rates China Auto Logistics 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, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on CALI go as follows:

  • The debt-to-equity ratio is very high at 5.85 and currently higher than the industry average, implying increased risk associated with the management of debt levels within the company. Along with this, the company manages to maintain a quick ratio of 0.50, which clearly demonstrates the inability to cover short-term cash needs.
  • 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 Specialty Retail industry and the overall market, CHINA AUTO LOGISTICS INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for CHINA AUTO LOGISTICS INC is currently extremely low, coming in at 0.59%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -3.05% is significantly below that of the industry average.
  • CHINA AUTO LOGISTICS 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. The company has reported a trend of declining earnings per share over the past two years. During the past fiscal year, CHINA AUTO LOGISTICS INC swung to a loss, reporting -$6.66 versus $0.16 in the prior year.
  • 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 Specialty Retail industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 98.1% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$1.35 million to -$2.67 million.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: China Auto Logistics Ratings Report

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Addvantage Technologies Group ( AEY) was another company that pushed the Wholesale industry lower today. Addvantage Technologies Group was down $0.04 (1.8%) to $2.24 on average volume. Throughout the day, 12,608 shares of Addvantage Technologies Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $2.24-$2.28 after having opened the day at $2.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.28.

ADDvantage Technologies Group, Inc. distributes and services a line of electronics and hardware products for the cable television and telecommunication industries worldwide. It also provide equipment repair services to cable operators. Addvantage Technologies Group has a market cap of $22.9 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 7.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Addvantage Technologies Group as a buy. 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, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

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Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on AEY go as follows:

  • The revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 2.8%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 36.7%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • AEY's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.14 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 1.39, which illustrates the ability to avoid short-term cash problems.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components industry. The net income increased by 126.2% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from -$0.89 million to $0.23 million.
  • 37.34% is the gross profit margin for ADDVANTAGE TECHNOLOGIES GP which we consider to be strong. It has increased significantly from the same period last year. Regardless of the strong results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 2.05% trails the industry average.

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

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