Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model
) pushed the Specialty Retail industry lower today making it today's featured Specialty Retail laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.5%. By the end of trading, CarMax fell $2.01 (-6.3%) to $29.96 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 6.4 million shares of CarMax exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $29.38-$31.19 after having opened the day at $31.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.97. Other companies within the Specialty Retail industry that declined today were:
), down 7.8%,
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CarMax, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer of used vehicles in the United States. It also sells vehicles that do not meet its retail standards to licensed dealers through on-site wholesale auctions, as well as sells new vehicles under franchise agreements. CarMax has a market cap of $7.16 billion and is part of the
sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.7, equal to the average specialty retail industry P/E ratio and equal to the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 4.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate CarMax a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and two rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates CarMax as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow.
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