The specialty retail industry closed the day down 3%. Bluefly Inc ( BFLY) and Golfsmith International Holdings Inc ( GOLF) were all winners today within the specialty retail industry with Hastings Entertainment Inc ( HAST) being today's featured specialty retail winner. Hastings Entertainment Inc rose 2 cents (0.5%) to $2.90 on average volume. Throughout the day, 11,100 shares of Hastings Entertainment Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 14,800 shares. Hastings Entertainment, Inc. operates as a multimedia entertainment retailer. Hastings Entertainment Inc has a market cap of $24.1 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 54.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. TheStreet Ratings rates Hastings Entertainment as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity.
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