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The Retail industry as a whole was unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which was unchanged. Laggards within the Retail industry included

dELiA*s

(

DLIA

), down 3.5%,

U S Auto Parts Network

(

PRTS

), down 1.9%,

Body Central

(

BODY

), down 23.2%,

PC Connection

(

PCCC

), down 2.5% and

bebe stores

(

BEBE

), down 3.5%.

TheStreet Ratings Group would like to highlight 3 stocks that pushed the industry lower today:

Body Central

(

BODY

) is one of the companies that pushed the Retail industry lower today. Body Central was down $0.23 (23.2%) to $0.77 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 1,685,022 shares of Body Central exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 678,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $0.71-$0.87 after having opened the day at $0.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.00.

Body Central Corp. operates as a specialty retailer of young women's apparel and accessories in the South, Southwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest regions of the United States. Body Central has a market cap of $16.8 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 74.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Body Central a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates

Body Central

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on BODY 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 Specialty Retail industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 443.1% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $2.70 million to -$9.25 million.
  • Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Specialty Retail industry and the overall market, BODY CENTRAL CORP's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for BODY CENTRAL CORP is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 27.05%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -15.48% is significantly below that of the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to $0.95 million or 81.07% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
  • Despite any intermediate fluctuations, we have only bad news to report on this stock's performance over the last year: it has tumbled by 91.96%, worse than the S&P 500's performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company's earnings per share are down 429.41% compared to the year-earlier 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.

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You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Body Central Ratings Report

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At the close,

U S Auto Parts Network

(

PRTS

) was down $0.07 (1.9%) to $3.60 on light volume. Throughout the day, 91,793 shares of U S Auto Parts Network exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 123,200 shares. The stock ranged in price between $3.50-$3.69 after having opened the day at $3.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.67.

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. It operates in two segments, Base USAP and AutoMD. U S Auto Parts Network has a market cap of $119.7 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 48.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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.

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TheStreet Ratings rates

U S Auto Parts Network

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk and poor profit margins.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on PRTS go as follows:

  • Despite currently having a low debt-to-equity ratio of 0.49, it is higher than that of the industry average, inferring that management of debt levels may need to be evaluated further. Even though the debt-to-equity ratio shows mixed results, the company's quick ratio of 0.18 is very low and demonstrates very weak liquidity.
  • The gross profit margin for US AUTO PARTS NETWORK INC is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 30.43%. Regardless of PRTS's low profit margin, it has managed to increase from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 0.29% trails the industry average.
  • 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.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 508.06% to $8.14 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, US AUTO PARTS NETWORK INC has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of 16.31%.
  • This stock has increased by 200.84% over the past year, outperforming the rise in the S&P 500 Index during the same period. Regarding the future course of this stock, we feel that the risks involved in investing in PRTS do not compensate for any future upside potential, despite the fact that it has seen nice gains over the past 12 months.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

U S Auto Parts Network Ratings Report

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dELiA*s

(

DLIA

) was another company that pushed the Retail industry lower today. dELiA*s was down $0.03 (3.5%) to $0.77 on light volume. Throughout the day, 156,665 shares of dELiA*s exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 508,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $0.77-$0.81 after having opened the day at $0.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.80.

dELiA*s, Inc. operates as a multi-channel retail company, primarily marketing to teenage girls in the United States. The company sells various product categories to consumers through its Website, direct mail catalogs, and retail stores. dELiA*s has a market cap of $60.2 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 9.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates

dELiA*s

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow.

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Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on DLIA 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 26.0% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$9.22 million to -$11.61 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, DLIA has a quick ratio of 0.57, this demonstrates the lack of ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
  • Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Internet & Catalog Retail industry and the overall market, DELIAS INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for DELIAS INC is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 27.59%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -44.78% is significantly below that of the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has declined marginally to -$14.91 million or 4.19% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing the cash generation rate to the industry average, the firm's growth is significantly lower.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

dELiA*s Ratings Report

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