5 Stocks Pushing The Retail Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 10 points (0.1%) at 14,085 as of Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, 12:04 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,607 issues advancing vs. 1,243 declining with 160 unchanged.

The Retail industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. A company within the industry that increased today was Limited Brands ( LTD), up 3.5%.

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

5. TJX Companies ( TJX) is one of the companies pushing the Retail industry higher today. As of noon trading, TJX Companies is up $0.26 (0.6%) to $45.01 on average volume Thus far, 1.9 million shares of TJX Companies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.82-$45.23 after having opened the day at $44.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.75.

The TJX Companies, Inc. operates as an off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the United States and internationally. TJX Companies has a market cap of $31.8 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 5.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate TJX Companies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates TJX Companies 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, revenue growth, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full TJX Companies Ratings Report now.

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