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3 Specialty Retail Stocks Pushing The Industry Higher

Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link.

All three major indices traded up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) trading up 22 points (0.1%) at 16,756 as of Friday, June 13, 2014, 3:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,626 issues advancing vs. 1,329 declining with 172 unchanged.

The Specialty Retail industry as a whole closed the day down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.2%. Top gainers within the Specialty Retail industry included Odyssey Marine Exploration (OMEX), up 2.7%, XO Group (XOXO), up 2.1%, Barnes & Noble (BKS), up 2.1% and Jumei International Holding Ltd ADR (JMEI), up 3.3%.

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

Barnes & Noble (BKS) is one of the companies that pushed the Specialty Retail industry higher today. Barnes & Noble was up $0.42 (2.1%) to $20.75 on light volume. Throughout the day, 619,330 shares of Barnes & Noble exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,495,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $20.26-$20.80 after having opened the day at $20.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.33.

Barnes & Noble has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 36.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on BKS go as follows:

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Barnes & Noble Ratings Report

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