Sally Beauty Holdings Inc (SBH): Today's Featured Specialty Retail Winner - TheStreet

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Sally Beauty Holdings



) pushed the Specialty Retail industry higher today making it today's featured specialty retail winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.2%. By the end of trading, Sally Beauty Holdings rose $0.34 (1.2%) to $29.74 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,150,797 shares of Sally Beauty Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,293,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $28.91-$30.04 after having opened the day at $29.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.40. Other companies within the Specialty Retail industry that increased today were:

DGSE Companies



), up 7.2%,

Birks & Mayors



), up 3.9%,




), up 2.5% and

West Marine



), up 2.4%.

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Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the distribution and retail of professional beauty supplies primarily in North America, South America, and Europe. The company operates in two segments, Sally Beauty Supply and Beauty Systems Group. Sally Beauty Holdings has a market cap of $5.0 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 24.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Sally Beauty Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Sally Beauty Holdings

as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front,

Dover Saddlery



), down 10.0%,

Hollywood Media Corporation



), down 6.9%,




), down 5.3% and

Lentuo International



), down 4.9% , were all laggards within the specialty retail industry with




) being today's specialty retail industry laggard.

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