Body Central Stock Gaps Down On Today's Open (BODY)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Body Central (Nasdaq: BODY) were gapping down Friday morning with an open price 40.2% lower than Thursday's closing price. The stock closed at $28.92 Thursday and opened today's trading at $17.28.

The average volume for Body Central has been 192,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Body Central has a market cap of $478 million and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 15.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Body Central Corp. operates as a specialty retailer of young women's apparel and accessories in the south, mid-Atlantic, and midwest regions of the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.3, equal to the average retail industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Body Central as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. You can view the full Body Central Ratings Report.

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