All three major indices traded up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 56 points (0.3%) at 17,533 as of Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,658 issues advancing vs. 1,301 declining with 196 unchanged.

The Services sector as a whole closed the day up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.3%. Top gainers within the Services sector included Radio One ( ROIA), up 6.2%, SmartPros ( SPRO), up 2.5%, Globus Maritime ( GLBS), up 12.1%, Gray Television ( GTN.A), up 1.5% and Amrep ( AXR), up 3.4%.

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

Amrep ( AXR) is one of the companies that pushed the Services sector higher today. Amrep was up $0.17 (3.4%) to $5.18 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 14,031 shares of Amrep exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $5.01-$5.20 after having opened the day at $5.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $5.01.

AMREP Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides real estate and fulfillment services. It operates through two segments, Fulfillment Services and Real Estate Operations. Amrep has a market cap of $40.5 million and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 30.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Amrep a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on AXR go as follows:

  • Reflecting the weaknesses we have cited, including the decline in the company's earnings per share, AXR has underperformed the S&P 500 Index, declining 17.03% 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 gross profit margin for AMREP CORP is rather low; currently it is at 19.00%. Regardless of AXR's low profit margin, it has managed to increase from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 1.45% trails the industry average.
  • The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Commercial Services & Supplies industry and the overall market, AMREP CORP's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • AMREP CORP's earnings per share declined by 25.0% in the most recent quarter compared to 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, AMREP CORP continued to lose money by earning -$0.43 versus -$0.47 in the prior year.
  • AXR, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 5.3%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 20.6%. The declining revenue appears to have seeped down to the company's bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.

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

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At the close, Globus Maritime ( GLBS) was up $0.13 (12.1%) to $1.21 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2,740 shares of Globus Maritime exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $1.15-$1.30 after having opened the day at $1.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.08.

Globus Maritime Limited, an integrated dry bulk shipping company, provides marine transportation services worldwide. It owns, operates, and manages a fleet of dry bulk vessels that transport iron ore, coal, grain, steel products, cement, alumina, and other dry bulk cargoes. Globus Maritime has a market cap of $10.9 million and is part of the retail industry. Shares are down 55.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Globus Maritime a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Globus Maritime 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, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on GLBS go as follows:

  • GLOBUS MARITIME LTD 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 suffered a declining pattern earnings per share over the past two years. During the past fiscal year, GLOBUS MARITIME LTD reported lower earnings of $0.29 versus $0.52 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 Marine industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 405.3% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $1.08 million to -$3.30 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 Marine industry and the overall market, GLOBUS MARITIME LTD'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 $0.32 million or 88.78% when compared to the same quarter last year. In conjunction, when comparing current results to the industry average, GLOBUS MARITIME LTD has marginally lower results.
  • Despite any intermediate fluctuations, we have only bad news to report on this stock's performance over the last year: it has tumbled by 66.88%, worse than the S&P 500's performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company's earnings per share are down 409.09% 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: Globus Maritime Ratings Report

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Radio One ( ROIA) was another company that pushed the Services sector higher today. Radio One was up $0.15 (6.2%) to $2.57 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,225 shares of Radio One exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $2.47-$2.57 after having opened the day at $2.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.42.

Radio One, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an urban-oriented multi-media company in the United States. The company operates through four segments: Radio Broadcasting, Reach Media, Internet, and Cable Television. Radio One has a market cap of $5.2 million and is part of the retail industry. Shares are up 47.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Radio One a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on ROIA go as follows:

  • The debt-to-equity ratio is very high at 494.14 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 0.29, 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 Media industry and the overall market, RADIO ONE 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 $0.48 million or 56.76% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
  • ROIA has underperformed the S&P 500 Index, declining 17.01% 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.
  • RADIO ONE INC has improved earnings per share by 26.4% in the most recent quarter compared to 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, RADIO ONE INC reported poor results of -$1.32 versus -$1.30 in the prior year.

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

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