All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 46.37 points (-0.3%) at 17,373 as of Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, 4:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,266 issues advancing vs. 1,814 declining with 130 unchanged.

The Retail industry as a whole closed the day down 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which was down 0.3%. Top gainers within the Retail industry included

U S Auto Parts Network

(

PRTS

), up 4.3%,

CVSL

(

CVSL

), up 9.6%,

Tilly's

(

TLYS

), up 2.1%,

Destination Maternity

(

DEST

), up 1.6% and

Liquidity Service

(

LQDT

), up 5.2%.

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

Tilly's

(

TLYS

) is one of the companies that pushed the Retail industry higher today. Tilly's was up $0.19 (2.1%) to $9.11 on light volume. Throughout the day, 84,057 shares of Tilly's exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 173,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $8.82-$9.14 after having opened the day at $8.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $8.92.

Tilly's, Inc. retails casual clothing, footwear, and accessories for teens and young adults in the United States. Tilly's has a market cap of $110.7 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 8.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Tilly's a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Tilly's as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on TLYS go as follows:

  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Specialty Retail industry. The net income increased by 116.9% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $0.59 million to $1.28 million.
  • Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 8.6%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 8.1%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • Looking at where the stock is today compared to one year ago, we find that it is not only higher, but it has also clearly outperformed the rise in the S&P 500 over the same period. Although other factors naturally played a role, the company's strong earnings growth was key. We feel that the combination of its price rise over the last year and its current price-to-earnings ratio relative to its industry tend to reduce its upside potential.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to -$3.03 million or 3037.86% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
  • The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. In comparison to the other companies in the Specialty Retail industry and the overall market, TILLY'S INC's return on equity is significantly below that of the industry average and is below that of the S&P 500.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Tilly's Ratings Report

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At the close,

CVSL

(

CVSL

) was up $0.13 (9.6%) to $1.49 on light volume. Throughout the day, 62,201 shares of CVSL exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 98,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $1.30-$1.51 after having opened the day at $1.33 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.36.

CVSL Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in direct-selling business in the United States and internationally. CVSL has a market cap of $48.1 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 84.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates CVSL a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates CVSL as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on CVSL go as follows:

  • 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 Internet & Catalog Retail industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 55.1% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$3.14 million to -$4.87 million.
  • The debt-to-equity ratio of 1.25 is relatively high when compared with the industry average, suggesting a need for better debt level management. To add to this, CVSL has a quick ratio of 0.52, this demonstrates the lack of ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
  • Net operating cash flow has declined marginally to -$1.61 million or 5.77% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
  • CVSL's stock share price has done very poorly compared to where it was a year ago: Despite any rallies, the net result is that it is down by 91.41%, which is also worse that the performance of the S&P 500 Index. Investors have so far failed to pay much attention to the earnings improvements the company has managed to achieve over the last 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.
  • The revenue fell significantly faster than the industry average of 33.3%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 21.4%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

CVSL Ratings Report

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U S Auto Parts Network

(

PRTS

) was another company that pushed the Retail industry higher today. U S Auto Parts Network was up $0.10 (4.3%) to $2.30 on light volume. Throughout the day, 16,957 shares of U S Auto Parts Network exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 55,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $2.22-$2.40 after having opened the day at $2.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.20.

U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an online retailer of automotive aftermarket parts and accessories primarily in the United States, Canada, and the Philippines. The company operates through two segments, Base USAP and AutoMD. U S Auto Parts Network has a market cap of $77.7 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 6.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate U S Auto Parts Network a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates U S Auto Parts Network as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on PRTS go as follows:

  • 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 Internet & Catalog Retail industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 129.8% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $0.20 million to -$0.06 million.
  • The gross profit margin for US AUTO PARTS NETWORK INC is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 28.12%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -0.07% trails that of the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to $4.55 million or 44.11% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
  • The company's current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Internet & Catalog Retail industry and the overall market, US AUTO PARTS NETWORK INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • This stock's share value has moved by only 32.64% over the past year. 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:

U S Auto Parts Network Ratings Report

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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.