3 Stocks Pushing The Specialty Retail Industry Downward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 52 points (-0.4%) at 14,567 as of Thursday, April 18, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,288 issues advancing vs. 1,600 declining with 135 unchanged.

The Specialty Retail industry currently sits down 0.24 versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.48. A company within the industry that fell today was CarMax ( KMX), up 1.95.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

3. Cabela's ( CAB) is one of the companies pushing the Specialty Retail industry lower today. As of noon trading, Cabela's is down $2.34 (-4.1%) to $54.51 on heavy volume Thus far, 696,491 shares of Cabela's exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 661,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $53.62-$57.16 after having opened the day at $56.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.85.

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 $4.1 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 36.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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. Get the full Cabela's Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Sally Beauty Holdings ( SBH) is down $0.79 (-2.6%) to $28.98 on average volume Thus far, 875,987 shares of Sally Beauty Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.97-$29.83 after having opened the day at $29.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.77.

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 $5.4 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 26.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sally Beauty Holdings 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 expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Sally Beauty Holdings Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Netflix ( NFLX) is down $3.66 (-2.2%) to $165.70 on light volume Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Netflix exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $165.35-$171.90 after having opened the day at $171.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $169.36.

Netflix, Inc. provides Internet television network service that enables subscribers to stream TV shows and movies directly on TVs, computers, and mobile devices in the United States and internationally. Netflix has a market cap of $9.8 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 606.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 89.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Netflix as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. 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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