NEW YORK (

TheStreet

)

-- Collective Brands

(NYSE:

PSS

) has been upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from hold to buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

Collective Brands, Inc. primarily engages in the wholesale and retail of footwear and related accessories worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.6, equal to the average retail industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 23.2. Collective has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the

services

sector and

retail

industry. Shares are up 8.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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