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) pushed the Retail industry higher today making it today's featured retail winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.6%. By the end of trading, rose $5.47 (1.8%) to $318.12 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,956,552 shares of exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,460,400 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $313.26-$319.37 after having opened the day at $313.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $312.65. Other companies within the Retail industry that increased today were:

U.S. Auto Parts Network



), up 9.4%,

E-Commerce China Dangdang



), up 8.1%,

Stein Mart



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), up 5.4% and

Tile Shop Holdings



), up 4.5%., Inc. operates as an online retailer in North America and internationally. The company operates in two segments, North America and International. has a market cap of $143.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 25.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 24 analysts that rate a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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 negative front,

China Jo-Jo Drugstores



), down 6.4%,




), down 4.5%,

Jones Group



), down 3.7% and

Body Central



), down 2.6% , were all laggards within the retail industry with

Abercrombie & Fitch Company



) being today's retail industry laggard.

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) while those bearish on the retail industry could consider

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