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All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 66 points (-0.4%) at 17,671 as of Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, 12:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 975 issues advancing vs. 1,992 declining with 175 unchanged.

The Retail industry currently sits up 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.8%.

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

3.

Luxottica Group SpA

(

LUX

) is one of the companies pushing the Retail industry higher today. As of noon trading, Luxottica Group SpA is up $1.07 (1.9%) to $55.83 on average volume. Thus far, 30,739 shares of Luxottica Group SpA exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 59,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $55.72-$56.24 after having opened the day at $56.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.76.

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Luxottica Group S.p.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides luxury and sports eyewear worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Manufacturing and Wholesale Distribution, and Retail Distribution. Luxottica Group SpA has a market cap of $26.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 0.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Luxottica Group SpA a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Luxottica Group SpA

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

Luxottica Group SpA Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Whole Foods Market

(

WFM

) is up $1.16 (2.3%) to $51.11 on average volume. Thus far, 2.6 million shares of Whole Foods Market exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.00-$51.48 after having opened the day at $50.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.95.

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Whole Foods Market, Inc. operates as a retailer of natural and organic foods. Whole Foods Market has a market cap of $18.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 0.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate Whole Foods Market a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Whole Foods Market

as a

buy

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

Whole Foods Market Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Wal-Mart Stores

(

WMT

) is up $0.38 (0.4%) to $89.73 on light volume. Thus far, 2.4 million shares of Wal-Mart Stores exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $89.22-$90.06 after having opened the day at $89.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $89.35.

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam's Club. Wal-Mart Stores has a market cap of $291.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 4.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Wal-Mart Stores a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Wal-Mart Stores

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

Wal-Mart Stores 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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