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Following are the 14 small-cap companies that have seen a negative shift in analyst sentiments in the past month and that have received two or more analyst downgrades in March:

Tkr

Company Name

Market Cap (mil)

# Recommendations Down 1m

ORCC

ONLINE RES CORP

117.83

3

TNS

TNS

380.7

2

DSCM

DRUGSTORE.COM

408.82

2

CSIQ

CANADIAN SOLAR I

498.45

3

PLX

PROTALIX BIOTHER

503.43

3

HOGS

ZHONGPIN

533.88

2

RCRC

RC2 CORP

607.32

2

CELL

BRIGHTPOINT INC

720.51

3

CEDC

CNTRL EURO DIST

752.17

2

CWEI

CLAYTON WILLIAMS

1239.55

2

NDN

99 CENTS ONLY

1383.28

3

CASY

CASEYS GEN STORE

1459.22

2

LWSN

LAWSON SOFTWARE

1955.27

2

GSIC

GSI COMMERCE INC

1957.39

6

Here are some of the specifics about these companies, including brief descriptions of their businesses, growth rates (topline and bottomline) and valuation:

Online Resources Corporation provides outsourced, web- and phone-based financial technology services to financial institution, biller, card issuer and creditor clients. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 0.03 and next year is 0.16. According to consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 0.54% current year and 5.48% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 22.76. Out of eight analysts covering the company, one is positive and has a buy recommendation, one has a sell recommendation and six have hold ratings.

TNS, Inc. is an international data communications company that provides networking, data communications and value-added services to retailers, banks, payment processors financial institutions and telecommunications firms. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 2.05 and next year is 2.35. According to consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 3.77% current year and 4.38% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 6.37. Out of five analysts covering the company, two are positive and have buy recommendations and three have hold ratings.

Drugstore.com, Inc. is an online provider of health, beauty, vision and pharmacy products. The company offers health, beauty, household and other non-prescription products and prescription medications, through its web store located at drugstore.com. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 0.03 and next year is 0.1. According to consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 15.44% current year and 16.07% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 38.6 . Two analysts cover the company and both have downgraded it to hold after price surge following Walgreen’s (WAG) announcement to buy drugstore.com.

Canadian Solar Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and sells solar cell and module products that convert sunlight into electricity for a variety of uses. The company conducts all of its manufacturing operations in China. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 1.61 and next year is 1.75 . According to consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 23.2% current year and 7.11% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 6.54 . All five analysts covering the company are positive and have buy recommendations, but two have downgraded it to buy from strong buy in the last month.

Protalix BioTherapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of recombinant therapeutic proteins based on the ProCellEx protein expression system (ProCellEx). Its EPS forecast for the current year is -0.27 and next year is 0.08 . According to consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 239.43% current year and 196.71% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 80.74 . Out of eight analysts covering the company, four are positive and have buy recommendations, one has a sell recommendation and three have hold ratings.

Zhongpin Inc. is principally engaged in the meat and food processing and distribution business in the People’s Republic of China (the PRC). Its EPS forecast for the current year is 1.86 and next year is 2.28. According to consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 26.96% current year and 30.43% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 6.62 . Out of eight analysts covering the company, six are positive and have buy recommendations and two have hold ratings.

RC2 Corporation is a designer, producer and marketer of products for mothers, infants and toddlers, as well as toys and collectible products sold to preschoolers, youths and adults. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 1.92 and next year is 2.22 . According to consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 18.21% current year and 8.59% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 12.62. Out of eight analysts covering the company, four are positive and have buy recommendations and four have hold ratings.

Brightpoint, Inc. provides supply chain solutions to the wireless technology industry. The company’s primary business is moving wireless devices closer to, or directly into, the hands of mobile subscribers. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 0.99 and next year is 1.18. According to consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 18.06% current year and 8.08% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 8.9. Out of 10 analysts covering the company, four are positive and have buy recommendations and six have hold ratings.

Central European Distribution Corporation operates primarily in the alcohol beverage industry. It is a producer of vodka and is involved in Central and Eastern Europe’s integrated spirit beverages business. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 1.02 and next year is 1.52. According to consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 37.32% current year and 6.63% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 7.12 . Out of 11 analysts covering the company, seven are positive and have buy recommendations, two have sell recommendations and two have hold ratings.

Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. is an independent oil and gas company engaged in the exploration for and production of oil and natural gas primarily in Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 8.14 and next year is 10.25 . According to consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 28.63% current year and 20.48% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 9.95. Out of six analysts covering the company, four are positive and have buy recommendations and two have hold ratings.

99 Cents Only Stores is a retailer of primarily consumable general merchandise. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 1.05 and next year is 1.17. According to consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 4.27% current year and 4.6% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 16.91. Out of 11 analysts covering the company, four are positive and have buy recommendations, one has a sell recommendation and six have hold ratings.

Casey’s General Stores, Inc. operates convenience stores under the name Casey’s General Store, HandiMart and Just Diesel in nine Midwestern states, primarily Iowa, Missouri and Illinois. The stores carry a selection of food (including freshly prepared foods, such as pizza, donuts, and sandwiches), beverages, tobacco products, health and beauty aids, automotive products and other nonfood items. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 2.59 and next year is 2.98 . According to consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 21.16% current year and 19.99% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 12.92. Out of seven analysts covering the company, three are positive and have buy recommendations and four have hold ratings.

Lawson Software, Inc. is a provider of enterprise software, services and support targeting customers in specific industries, including equipment service management and rental, fashion, food and beverage, healthcare, manufacturing and distribution, public sector (United States), and service industries, as well as the horizontal market for the strategic human capital management product line. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 0.5 and next year is 0.61 . According to consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 4.33% current year and 6.76% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 19.75 . Out of nine analysts covering the company, four are positive and have buy recommendations and five have hold ratings.

GSI Commerce, Inc. is a provider of e-commerce and interactive marketing services to businesses that sell products directly to consumers (b2c). The C\company operates in three business segments: E-commerce services, interactive marketing services and consumer engagement. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 0.13 and next year is 0.53 . According to consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 30.97% current year and 15.99% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 55.17. Out of 16 analysts covering the company, eight are positive and have buy recommendations, one has sell a recommendation and seven have hold ratings.

Source: 14 Small Caps With 2 or More Analyst Downgrades in March