Editor's Note: 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. Cabela's ( CAB) pushed the Specialty Retail industry lower today making it today's featured Specialty Retail laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.2%. By the end of trading, Cabela's fell $1.05 (-1.7%) to $60.19 on light volume. Throughout the day, 628,455 shares of Cabela's exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 947,400 shares. The stock ranged in price between $59.87-$61.27 after having opened the day at $60.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $61.24. Other companies within the Specialty Retail industry that declined today were: Lentuo International ( LAS), down 6.5%, Birks & Mayors ( BMJ), down 6.3%, Ferrellgas Partners ( FGP), down 4.9%, and Hastings Entertainment ( HAST), down 4.4%.
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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. The company operates through three segments: Retail, Direct, and Financial Services. Cabela's has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 46.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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 solid stock price performance, revenue growth, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.