The specialty retail industry closed the day down 2.5%. Trans World Entertainment ( TWMC), Charles & Colvard ( CTHR), Tractor Supply ( TSCO), and Copart Inc ( CPRT) were all winners today within the specialty retail industry with Golfsmith International Holdings Inc ( GOLF) being today's featured specialty retail winner. Golfsmith International Holdings Inc rose 26 cents (8.7%) to $3.26 on average volume. Throughout the day, 9,439 shares of Golfsmith International Holdings Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8,500 shares.

Golfsmith International Holdings, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of golf and tennis equipment, apparel, footwear, and accessories. Golfsmith International Holdings Inc has a market cap of $46.8 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 24% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Golfsmith International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and generally poor debt management.

On the negative front, Zale Corporation ( ZLC), Big five Sporting Goods Corporation ( BGFV), West Marine Inc ( WMAR), and Barnes & Noble Inc ( BKS) were all losers within the specialty retail industry with KAR Auction Services Inc ( KAR) being today's specialty retail industry Loser Spotlight stock.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the specialty retail industry could consider SPDR S&P Retail ETF ( XRT) while those bearish on the specialty retail industry could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).
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