Inc (AMZN): Today's Featured Retail Laggard - TheStreet

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) pushed the Retail industry lower today making it today's featured Retail laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.2%. By the end of trading, fell $2.75 (-1.0%) to $270.61 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,827,496 shares of exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,993,600 shares. The stock ranged in price between $265.00-$273.16 after having opened the day at $271.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $273.36. Other companies within the Retail industry that declined today were:

E-Commerce China Dangdang



), down 11.9%,

Orchard Supply Hardware Class A



), down 10.3%,

HHGregg Incorporated



), down 8.0% and

Haverty Furniture Companies



), down 7.5%.

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TheStreet Ratings rates

as a


. 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 good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.

On the positive front,

Destination XL Group



), down 61.1%,

QKL Stores



), down 4.7%,




), down 3.7% and

Coastal Contacts



), down 3.1%.

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