The specialty retail industry closed the day up 5.1%. Bluefly Inc ( BFLY), American Greetings Corporation ( AM), Lentuo International Inc ( LAS), and Sport Chalet Inc ( SPCHA) were all decliners today within the specialty retail industry with PC Mall Inc ( MALL) being today's featured specialty retail loser. PC Mall Inc fell 15 cents (-3%) to $5.24 on light volume. Throughout the day, 16,632 shares of PC Mall Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 43,300 shares.

PC Mall, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a value added direct marketer of technology products, services, and solutions to businesses, government and educational institutions, and individual consumers primarily in the United States. PC Mall Inc has a market cap of $65.5 million and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.4, equal to the average specialty retail industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 30.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates PC Mall as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts Inc ( ACMR), OfficeMax Inc ( OMX), Lithia Motors Inc ( LAD), and Big five Sporting Goods Corporation ( BGFV) were all gainers within the specialty retail industry with Staples Inc ( SPLS) being today's featured specialty retail industry winner.

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).