5 Stocks Pushing The Specialty Retail Industry Lower
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 modelTwo out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) trading down 19 points (-0.1%) at 13,006 as of Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, 11:50 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,239 issues advancing vs. 1,655 declining with 129 unchanged.The Specialty Retail industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. A company within the industry that fell today was Tractor Supply (TSCO), up 1.9%.TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry lower today:5. Sally Beauty Holdings (SBH) is one of the companies pushing the Specialty Retail industry lower today. As of noon trading, Sally Beauty Holdings is down $0.34 (-1.3%) to $25.01 on light volume Thus far, 312,581 shares of Sally Beauty Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.99-$25.50 after having opened the day at $25.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.35. Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the distribution and retail of professional beauty supplies primarily in North America, South America, and Europe. The company operates in two segments, Sally Beauty Supply and Beauty Systems Group. Sally Beauty Holdings has a market cap of $4.5 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 19.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Sally Beauty Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.TheStreet Ratings rates Sally Beauty Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall. Get the full Sally Beauty Holdings Ratings Report now.EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Jim Cramer's Protégé, Dave Peltier, only buys Stocks Under $10 that he thinks could potentially double. See what he's trading today with a 14-day FREE pass
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