All three major indices traded up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 242 points (1.4%) at 17,615 as of Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, 4:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,351 issues advancing vs. 737 declining with 111 unchanged.

The Automotive industry as a whole closed the day up 1.2% versus the S&P 500, which was up 1.3%. Top gainers within the Automotive industry included Marine Products ( MPX), up 3.4%, China Automotive Systems ( CAAS), up 2.1%, Miller Industries ( MLR), up 2.2%, Fuel Systems Solutions ( FSYS), up 4.2% and VOXX International ( VOXX), up 2.3%.

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

Miller Industries ( MLR) is one of the companies that pushed the Automotive industry higher today. Miller Industries was up $0.45 (2.2%) to $21.16 on light volume. Throughout the day, 23,534 shares of Miller Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 38,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $20.60-$21.25 after having opened the day at $20.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.71.

Miller Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of towing and recovery equipment. Miller Industries has a market cap of $238.8 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 0.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Miller Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Miller Industries 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, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on MLR go as follows:

  • The revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 15.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 21.7%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • MLR 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. To add to this, MLR has a quick ratio of 1.56, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
  • Compared to where it was a year ago today, the stock is now trading at a higher level, reflecting both the market's overall trend during that period and the fact that the company's earnings growth has been robust. Looking ahead, unless broad bear market conditions prevail, we still see more upside potential for this stock, despite the fact that it has already risen over the past year.
  • MILLER INDUSTRIES INC/TN has improved earnings per share by 28.6% 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. During the past fiscal year, MILLER INDUSTRIES INC/TN increased its bottom line by earning $1.32 versus $0.82 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 Machinery industry. The net income increased by 29.5% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $2.37 million to $3.06 million.

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

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At the close, China Automotive Systems ( CAAS) was up $0.15 (2.1%) to $7.18 on average volume. Throughout the day, 68,108 shares of China Automotive Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 53,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $6.54-$7.28 after having opened the day at $6.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $7.03.

China Automotive Systems, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells automotive systems and components in the People's Republic of China. China Automotive Systems has a market cap of $223.2 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 0.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates China Automotive Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates China Automotive Systems 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, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and compelling growth in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on CAAS go as follows:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 4.4%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 8.0%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • CAAS'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 1.37, which illustrates the ability to avoid short-term cash problems.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has greatly exceeded that of the S&P 500, but is less than that of the Auto Components industry average. The net income increased by 25.6% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $6.77 million to $8.51 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 158.84% to $4.93 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, CHINA AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS INC has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of -1.50%.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: China Automotive Systems Ratings Report

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Marine Products ( MPX) was another company that pushed the Automotive industry higher today. Marine Products was up $0.23 (3.4%) to $7.10 on average volume. Throughout the day, 20,381 shares of Marine Products exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 23,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $6.95-$7.21 after having opened the day at $6.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.87.

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 $248.0 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 18.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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 1.5%. 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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