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All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 29 points (0.2%) at 16,573 as of Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,734 issues advancing vs. 1,254 declining with 142 unchanged.

The Retail industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. A company within the industry that increased today was

Cencosud

(

CNCO

), up 2.8%.

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

3.

Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao

(

CBD

) is one of the companies pushing the Retail industry higher today. As of noon trading, Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao is up $1.68 (3.9%) to $44.64 on light volume. Thus far, 117,077 shares of Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 541,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.86-$44.71 after having opened the day at $44.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.96.

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Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao is engaged in the retail of food, clothing, home appliances, electronics, and other products in Brazil. It operates in four segments: Retail, Home appliances, Cash & Carry, and E-commerce. Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao has a market cap of $11.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 3.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, poor profit margins and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full

Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Target

(

TGT

) is up $0.58 (1.0%) to $61.17 on average volume. Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Target exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $60.03-$61.18 after having opened the day at $60.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.59.

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Target Corporation operates general merchandise stores in the United States and Canada. Target has a market cap of $39.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 4.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Target a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Target

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Target Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Amazon.com

(

AMZN

) is up $1.74 (0.6%) to $313.13 on average volume. Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Amazon.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $303.47-$313.13 after having opened the day at $309.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $311.39.

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Amazon.com, Inc. operates as an online retailer in North America and internationally. The company operates in two segments, North America and International. Amazon.com has a market cap of $145.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 21.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 19 analysts who rate Amazon.com a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Amazon.com

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full

Amazon.com Ratings Report

now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the retail industry could consider

SPDR S&P Retail ETF

(

XRT

) while those bearish on the retail industry could consider

ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods

(

SZK

).

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