NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- Shares of

Body Central

(Nasdaq:

BODY

) were gapping down Monday morning with an open price 35.6% lower than Friday's closing price. The stock closed at $15.99 Friday and opened today's trading at $10.30.

The average volume for Body Central has been 301,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Body Central has a market cap of $247 million and is part of the

services

sector and

retail

TST Recommends

industry. Shares are down 38.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Body Central Corp. operates as a specialty retailer of young women's apparel and accessories in the south, mid-Atlantic, and midwest regions of the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.3, equal to the average retail industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Body Central as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full

Body Central Ratings Report

.

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