Cabela's Inc. (CAB): Today's Featured Specialty Retail Winner

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Cabela's ( CAB) pushed the Specialty Retail industry higher today making it today's featured specialty retail winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.1%. By the end of trading, Cabela's rose 72 cents (1.6%) to $45.02 on average volume. Throughout the day, 699,566 shares of Cabela's exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 765,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $44.18-$45.07 after having opened the day at $44.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.30. Other companies within the Specialty Retail industry that increased today were: OfficeMax ( OMX), up 12%, Mecox Lane ( MCOX), up 4.6%, Hollywood Media Corporation ( HOLL), up 4.5%, and Francescas Holdings ( FRAN), up 3.4%.
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Cabela's Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer and direct marketer of hunting, fishing, camping, and related outdoor merchandise. Cabela's has a market cap of $3.11 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 74.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are four analysts that rate Cabela's a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and five rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cabela's as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, Lentuo International ( LAS), down 12.7%, Sport Chalet ( SPCHB), down 8.3%, Office Depot ( ODP), down 5.7%, and 1-800 ( FLWS), down 4.3%, were all laggards within the specialty retail industry with Staples ( SPLS) being today's specialty retail industry laggard.

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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