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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