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5 Stocks Pushing The Specialty Retail Industry Higher

Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model

All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 163 points (1.2%) at 13,275 as of Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, 12:34 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,126 issues advancing vs. 762 declining with 145 unchanged.

The Specialty Retail industry currently sits up 1.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.1%. A company within the industry that increased today was OfficeMax ( OMX), up 11.0%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

5. Office Depot ( ODP) is one of the companies pushing the Specialty Retail industry higher today. As of noon trading, Office Depot is up $0.38 (15.1%) to $2.89 on heavy volume Thus far, 12.7 million shares of Office Depot exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $2.62-$3.02 after having opened the day at $2.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.51.

Office Depot, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, supplies office products and services. Office Depot has a market cap of $718.6 million and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 16.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Office Depot a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Office Depot as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income, generally high debt management risk, poor profit margins and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Office Depot Ratings Report now.

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