E-Commerce China Dangdang Inc. (DANG): Today's Featured Retail Winner

E-Commerce China Dangdang ( DANG) pushed the Retail industry higher today making it today's featured retail winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.8%. By the end of trading, E-Commerce China Dangdang rose 55 cents (10.3%) to $5.87 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1.7 million shares of E-Commerce China Dangdang exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.3 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $5.23-$5.87 after having opened the day at $5.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $5.32. Other companies within the Retail industry that increased today were: QKL Stores ( QKLS), up 12%, China Jo-Jo Drugstores ( CJJD), up 5.3%, Alon Holdings Blue Square - Israel ( BSI), up 3.5%, and Bidz.com ( BIDZ), up 2.7%.

E-Commerce China Dangdang Inc. operates as a business-to-consumer e-commerce company in the People's Republic of China. It primarily engages in the sale of books, audio-visual products, periodicals, and electronic publications through its Website, dangdang.com. E-Commerce China Dangdang has a market cap of $422.7 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 8.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are three analysts that rate E-Commerce China Dangdang a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and four rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates E-Commerce China Dangdang as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, poor profit margins and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

On the negative front, Casey's General Stores ( CASY), down 12.9%, Vitacost.com ( VITC), down 6.8%, Ann ( ANN), down 5.8%, and Michael Kors Holdings ( KORS), down 5.5%, were all losers within the retail industry with Amazon.com ( AMZN) being today's retail industry loser.

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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