5 Stocks Pushing The Specialty Retail Industry Lower

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 19 points (-0.1%) at 13,006 as of Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, 11:50 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,239 issues advancing vs. 1,655 declining with 129 unchanged.

The Specialty Retail industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. A company within the industry that fell today was Tractor Supply ( TSCO), up 1.9%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

5. Sally Beauty Holdings ( SBH) is one of the companies pushing the Specialty Retail industry lower today. As of noon trading, Sally Beauty Holdings is down $0.34 (-1.3%) to $25.01 on light volume Thus far, 312,581 shares of Sally Beauty Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.99-$25.50 after having opened the day at $25.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.35.

Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the distribution and retail of professional beauty supplies primarily in North America, South America, and Europe. The company operates in two segments, Sally Beauty Supply and Beauty Systems Group. Sally Beauty Holdings has a market cap of $4.5 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 19.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Sally Beauty Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sally Beauty Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall. Get the full Sally Beauty Holdings Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, PetSmart ( PETM) is down $0.66 (-0.9%) to $70.00 on light volume Thus far, 311,954 shares of PetSmart exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $69.95-$70.75 after having opened the day at $70.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $70.66.

PetSmart, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of products, services, and solutions for pets in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. PetSmart has a market cap of $7.5 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 35.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate PetSmart a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates PetSmart as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full PetSmart Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Tiffany ( TIF) is down $0.82 (-1.4%) to $58.16 on average volume Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Tiffany exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $57.88-$58.96 after having opened the day at $58.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.98.

Tiffany & Co., through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and retail of fine jewelry worldwide. Tiffany has a market cap of $7.6 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 11.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Tiffany a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tiffany as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Tiffany Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Staples ( SPLS) is down $0.19 (-1.6%) to $11.51 on light volume Thus far, 3.5 million shares of Staples exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 14.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $11.48-$11.82 after having opened the day at $11.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.70.

Staples, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an office products company. The company offers various office supplies and services, office machines and related products, computers and related products, and office furniture under Staples, Quill, and other proprietary brands. Staples has a market cap of $7.9 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 392.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 15.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Staples a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Staples as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have evaluated. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Staples Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Netflix ( NFLX) is down $2.06 (-2.5%) to $79.65 on light volume Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Netflix exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $78.92-$81.97 after having opened the day at $81.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $81.71.

Netflix, Inc. provides Internet subscription services for TV shows and movies in the United States and internationally. The company offers its subscribers to watch unlimited TV shows and movies streamed over the Internet to their TVs, computers, and mobile devices. Netflix has a market cap of $4.5 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 103.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 17.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Netflix a buy, 8 analysts rate it a sell, and 18 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Netflix as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Netflix Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, 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).

A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.

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