Today's Stocks Driving Success For The Retail Industry

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 14 points (0.1%) at 15,368 as of Monday, May 20, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,885 issues advancing vs. 1,048 declining with 118 unchanged.

The Retail industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. A company within the industry that fell today was Target ( TGT), up 0.73.

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

5. Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao ( CBD) is one of the companies pushing the Retail industry higher today. As of noon trading, Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao is up $1.37 (2.47) to $56.94 on light volume Thus far, 123,122 shares of Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 608,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $55.81-$57.04 after having opened the day at $55.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.57.

Companhia Brasileira de Distribuic o engages in the retail of food and non-food products to individual consumers through its chain of hypermarkets, supermarkets, specialized and department stores, and e-commerce. Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao has a market cap of $14.5 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 48.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 25.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Rite Aid Corporation ( RAD) is up $0.21 (7.53) to $3.00 on heavy volume Thus far, 37.3 million shares of Rite Aid Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 17.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $2.87-$3.04 after having opened the day at $2.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.79.

Rite Aid Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates a chain of retail drugstores in the United States. Rite Aid Corporation has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 105.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Rite Aid Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Rite Aid Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full Rite Aid Corporation Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, L Brands ( LTD) is up $1.24 (2.47) to $51.53 on heavy volume Thus far, 2.4 million shares of L Brands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.11-$51.75 after having opened the day at $50.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.29.

L Brands, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of women's intimate and other apparel, beauty and personal care products, and accessories. L Brands has a market cap of $14.6 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 6.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate L Brands a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates L Brands as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. Get the full L Brands Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Michael Kors Holdings ( KORS) is up $0.44 (0.73) to $61.05 on light volume Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Michael Kors Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $60.45-$61.45 after having opened the day at $61.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.61.

Michael Kors Holdings Limited engages in the design, marketing, distribution, and retail of branded women's apparel and accessories, and men's apparel. The company sells its products primarily under the names of Michael Kors, MICHAEL KORS, MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS, and KORS MICHAEL KORS. Michael Kors Holdings has a market cap of $11.9 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 36.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 18.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Michael Kors Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Michael Kors Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, notable return on equity and robust revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock itself is trading at a premium valuation. Get the full Michael Kors Holdings Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, J.C. Penney ( JCP) is up $0.54 (3.00) to $18.55 on light volume Thus far, 7.2 million shares of J.C. Penney exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 20.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.08-$18.63 after having opened the day at $18.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.01.

J. C. Penney Company, Inc., through its subsidiary, J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc., operates department stores. The company sells family apparel and footwear, accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, beauty products, and home furnishings. J.C. Penney has a market cap of $4.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 8.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate J.C. Penney a buy, 5 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates J.C. Penney as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full J.C. Penney Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 5 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the retail industry could consider SPDR S&P Retail ETF ( XRT) while those bearish on the 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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