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Michael Kors Holdings



) pushed the Retail industry higher today making it today's featured retail winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.4%. By the end of trading, Michael Kors Holdings rose $1.56 (2.4%) to $65.56 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,576,497 shares of Michael Kors Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,558,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $64.30-$65.69 after having opened the day at $65.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.00. Other companies within the Retail industry that increased today were:

U.S. Auto Parts Network



), up 19.2%,

E-Commerce China Dangdang



), up 6.5%,




), up 4.9% and




), up 3.4%.

Michael Kors Holdings Limited engages in the design, marketing, distribution, and retail of branded women's apparel and accessories, and men's apparel. The company sells its products primarily under the names of Michael Kors, MICHAEL KORS, MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS, and KORS MICHAEL KORS. Michael Kors Holdings has a market cap of $13.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 25.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Michael Kors Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Michael Kors Holdings as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, robust revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock itself is trading at a premium valuation.

On the negative front,

Francescas Holdings



), down 3.1%,

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage



), down 2.7%,

HHGregg Incorporated



), down 2.5% and

Village Super Market



), down 2.1% , were all laggards within the retail industry with

Walgreen Company



) being today's retail industry laggard.

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