Netflix Inc. (NFLX): Today's Featured Specialty Retail Winner

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Netflix ( NFLX) pushed the Specialty Retail industry higher today making it today's featured specialty retail winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.3%. By the end of trading, Netflix rose $4.59 (2.0%) to $233.97 on average volume. Throughout the day, 5,478,442 shares of Netflix exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4,535,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $230.80-$236.59 after having opened the day at $231.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $229.38. Other companies within the Specialty Retail industry that increased today were: Zale Corporation ( ZLC), up 12.0%, Sport Chalet ( SPCHA), up 10.4%, Sport Chalet ( SPCHB), up 5.3% and TravelCenters of America ( TA), up 4.5%.
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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 $12.2 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 518.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 135.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Netflix a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Netflix as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and generally higher debt management risk.

On the negative front, Mecox Lane ( MCOX), down 6.4%, Barnes & Noble ( BKS), down 2.9%, DGSE Companies ( DGSE), down 2.1% and Trans World Entertainment ( TWMC), down 1.6%.

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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