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 1.2%. By the end of trading, Cabela's rose $1.69 (3.3%) to $53.65 on average volume. Throughout the day, 809,784 shares of Cabela's exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 862,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $52.07-$53.70 after having opened the day at $52.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $51.96. Other companies within the Specialty Retail industry that increased today were: Bluefly ( BFLY), up 19.3%, Hastings Entertainment ( HAST), up 7.7%, 1-800 Flowers.com ( FLWS), up 3.8%, and Titan Machinery ( TITN), 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 $3.57 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 24.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are five 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 revenue growth, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

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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