Brazilian Distribution Company (CBD): Today's Featured Retail Loser

Brazilian Distribution Company ( CBD) pushed the Retail industry lower today making it today's featured Retail loser. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.4%. By the end of trading, Brazilian Distribution Company fell 96 cents (-2.4%) to $39.95 on average volume. Throughout the day, 795,118 shares of Brazilian Distribution Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 561,700 shares. The stock ranged in price between $39.81-$40.92 after having opened the day at $40.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.91. Other company's within the Retail industry that declined today were: Express ( EXPR), down 27.4%, Wet Seal ( WTSLA), down 6.8%, Pacific Sunwear ( PSUN), down 6.7%, and New York & Company ( NWY), down 6.6%.

Companhia Brasileira de Distribuic o engages in the retail of food and non-food products to individual consumers through its chain of hypermarkets, supermarkets, specialized and department stores, and the Internet. Brazilian Distribution Company has a market cap of $10.5 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 48.5, above the average retail industry P/E ratio of 26.7 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 12.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are two analysts that rate Brazilian Distribution Company a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Brazilian Distribution Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the positive front, DSW ( DSW), up 9.7%, Urban Outfitters ( URBN), up 7.4%, Acorn International ( ATV), up 7%, and China Jo-Jo Drugstores ( CJJD), up 6.2%, were all gainers within the retail industry with Macy's ( M) being today's featured retail industry winner.

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