The Consumer Non-Durables industry as a whole closed the day down 1.0% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.1%. Laggards within the Consumer Non-Durables industry included KBS Fashion Group ( KBSF), down 2.9%, Swisher Hygiene ( SWSH), down 6.1%, Ocean Bio-Chem ( OBCI), down 1.6%, Forward Industries ( FORD), down 32.4% and Joe's Jeans ( JOEZ), down 3.4%.

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

Vince ( VNCE) is one of the companies that pushed the Consumer Non-Durables industry lower today. Vince was down $0.31 (3.2%) to $9.33 on light volume. Throughout the day, 326,304 shares of Vince exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 540,200 shares. The stock ranged in price between $9.25-$9.62 after having opened the day at $9.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $9.64.

Vince Holding Corp. designs, merchandises, and sells various contemporary fashion brand products in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Wholesale and Direct-To-Consumer. Vince has a market cap of $351.2 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 63.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Vince a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on VNCE go as follows:

  • The debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06 is relatively high when compared with the industry average, suggesting a need for better debt level management. Along with this, the company manages to maintain a quick ratio of 0.32, which clearly demonstrates the inability to cover short-term cash needs.
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to $10.98 million or 49.51% 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.
  • VNCE'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 73.82%, 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. 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.
  • VINCE HOLDING 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. However, we anticipate underperformance relative to this pattern in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, VINCE HOLDING CORP increased its bottom line by earning $0.94 versus $0.69 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 8.5% in earnings ($0.86 versus $0.94).
  • The gross profit margin for VINCE HOLDING CORP is rather high; currently it is at 54.34%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Regardless of the strong results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 4.10% trails the industry average.

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

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At the close, Joe's Jeans ( JOEZ) was down $0.01 (3.4%) to $0.17 on light volume. Throughout the day, 291,735 shares of Joe's Jeans exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 449,700 shares. The stock ranged in price between $0.17-$0.18 after having opened the day at $0.17 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.17.

Joe's Jeans Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, and markets apparel products in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Wholesale and Retail. It provides women's and men's denim jeans, pants, shirts, sweaters, jackets, and other apparel products. Joe's Jeans has a market cap of $11.9 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 48.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Joe's Jeans 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 generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on JOEZ go as follows:

  • The debt-to-equity ratio is very high at 6.33 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 0.23, 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 Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods industry and the overall market, JOE'S JEANS INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • JOE'S JEANS 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, JOE'S JEANS INC reported poor results of -$0.43 versus -$0.11 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 Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 243.2% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $2.34 million to -$3.35 million.
  • Despite any intermediate fluctuations, we have only bad news to report on this stock's performance over the last year: it has tumbled by 82.08%, worse than the S&P 500's performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company's earnings per share are down 600.00% 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: Joe's Jeans Ratings Report

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Swisher Hygiene ( SWSH) was another company that pushed the Consumer Non-Durables industry lower today. Swisher Hygiene was down $0.04 (6.1%) to $0.59 on light volume. Throughout the day, 5,115 shares of Swisher Hygiene exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 24,200 shares. The stock ranged in price between $0.55-$0.64 after having opened the day at $0.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.63.

Swisher Hygiene Inc. provides hygiene and sanitizing solutions. It solutions include cleaning and sanitizing chemicals and restroom hygiene programs, as well as a range of related products and services. Swisher Hygiene has a market cap of $10.2 million and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 66.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Swisher Hygiene a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Swisher Hygiene as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

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Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on SWSH go as follows:

  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to -$5.94 million or 370.15% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
  • SWSH'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 86.08%, 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 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 Commercial Services & Supplies industry and the overall market, SWISHER HYGIENE INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for SWISHER HYGIENE INC is rather high; currently it is at 54.47%. Regardless of SWSH's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, SWSH's net profit margin of -20.14% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.
  • SWSH, with its decline in revenue, slightly underperformed the industry average of 5.2%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 9.2%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.

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

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