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One out of the three major indices traded up today Two out of the three major indices traded up today The three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 10.22 points (-0.1%) at 17,540 as of Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, 4:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,528 issues advancing vs. 1,554 declining with 135 unchanged.

The Automotive industry as a whole closed the day up 0.9% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.3%. Top gainers within the Automotive industry included Marine Products ( MPX), up 4.4%, Unique Fabricating ( UFAB), up 8.1%, Fuel Systems Solutions ( FSYS), up 1.7%, VOXX International ( VOXX), up 1.9% and Shiloh Industries ( SHLO), up 2.9%.

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

Fuel Systems Solutions ( FSYS) is one of the companies that pushed the Automotive industry higher today. Fuel Systems Solutions was up $0.11 (1.7%) to $6.68 on light volume. Throughout the day, 71,768 shares of Fuel Systems Solutions exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 138,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $6.58-$6.75 after having opened the day at $6.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.57.

Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. designs, manufactures, and supplies alternative fuel components and systems for transportation, industrial, and refueling applications worldwide. It operates through two segments, FSS Industrial and FSS Automotive. Fuel Systems Solutions has a market cap of $120.2 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 40.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Fuel Systems Solutions a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Fuel Systems 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, poor profit margins and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on FSYS 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 491.7% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$2.01 million to -$11.87 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, FUEL SYSTEMS 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 -$10.89 million or 428.08% 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 FUEL SYSTEMS SOLUTIONS INC is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 27.45%. Regardless of FSYS's low profit margin, it has managed to increase from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, FSYS's net profit margin of -18.75% significantly underperformed when compared to 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 42.48%, worse than the S&P 500's performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company's earnings per share are down 520.00% 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.

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

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At the close, Unique Fabricating ( UFAB) was up $1.00 (8.1%) to $13.30 on light volume. Throughout the day, 8,362 shares of Unique Fabricating exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 70,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $12.29-$13.50 after having opened the day at $12.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.30.

Unique Fabricating has a market cap of $109.1 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are unchanged year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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Marine Products ( MPX) was another company that pushed the Automotive industry higher today. Marine Products was up $0.27 (4.4%) to $6.44 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 36,987 shares of Marine Products exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 22,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $6.18-$6.50 after having opened the day at $6.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.17.

Marine Products Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells recreational fiberglass powerboats for the sportboat, deckboat, cruiser, sport yacht, jet boat, and sport fishing markets worldwide. Marine Products has a market cap of $238.4 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 26.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Marine Products a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Marine Products as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and reasonable valuation levels. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on MPX go as follows:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 1.6%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 24.0%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • MPX has no debt to speak of therefore resulting in a debt-to-equity ratio of zero, which we consider to be a relatively favorable sign. Along with the favorable debt-to-equity ratio, the company maintains an adequate quick ratio of 1.10, which illustrates the ability to avoid short-term cash problems.
  • MARINE PRODUCTS 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 two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, MARINE PRODUCTS CORP increased its bottom line by earning $0.23 versus $0.19 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($0.34 versus $0.23).
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Leisure Equipment & Products industry. The net income increased by 47.0% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $3.01 million to $4.43 million.

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

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