Netflix Inc. (NFLX): Today's Featured Specialty Retail Winner

The specialty retail industry closed the day up 1.4%. Bluefly Inc ( BFLY), Zale Corporation ( ZLC), Charles & Colvard ( CTHR), and Big five Sporting Goods Corporation ( BGFV) were all winners today within the specialty retail industry with Netflix Inc ( NFLX) being today's featured specialty retail winner. Netflix Inc rose $4.87 (4.2%) to $119.77 on average volume. Throughout the day, 7.2 million shares of Netflix Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of seven million shares.

Netflix, Inc. provides online movie rental subscription services in the United States. The company offers its subscribers access to a library of movie, television, and other filmed entertainment titles on digital versatile disc (DVD). Netflix Inc has a market cap of $5.9 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.7, equal to the average specialty retail industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 34.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Netflix as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated.

On the negative front, Hastings Entertainment Inc ( HAST), DGSE Companies Inc ( DGSE), Medifast Inc ( MED), and 1-800 Flowers.com Inc ( FLWS) were all losers within the specialty retail industry with Zagg Inc ( ZAGG) 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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