4 Stocks Dragging In The Specialty Retail Industry

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 65 points (-0.4%) at 15,111 as of Friday, June 14, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,604 issues advancing vs. 474 declining with 57 unchanged.

The Specialty Retail industry currently sits down 0.17 versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.25.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

4. Luxottica Group ( LUX) is one of the companies pushing the Specialty Retail industry lower today. As of noon trading, Luxottica Group is down $0.30 (-0.6%) to $51.26 on average volume Thus far, 33,730 shares of Luxottica Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 70,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.50-$51.30 after having opened the day at $50.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $51.56.

Luxottica Group S.p.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides luxury and sports eyewear worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Manufacturing and Wholesale Distribution, and Retail Distribution. Luxottica Group has a market cap of $24.2 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 44.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 24.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Luxottica Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Luxottica Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Luxottica Group Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, HSN ( HSNI) is down $0.79 (-1.4%) to $56.41 on light volume Thus far, 27,248 shares of HSN exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 178,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.32-$57.13 after having opened the day at $56.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.20.

HSN, Inc., an interactive multi-channel retailer, provides retail experiences through various platforms, including television, online, mobile, catalogs, and retail and outlet stores. It markets and sells a range of third party and private label merchandise primarily in the United States. HSN has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 3.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates HSN a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates HSN as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full HSN Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Cabela's ( CAB) is down $0.72 (-1.1%) to $66.80 on light volume Thus far, 203,910 shares of Cabela's exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 627,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $66.63-$68.11 after having opened the day at $67.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $67.52.

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 $4.7 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 61.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Cabela's a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 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 robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. 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 Cabela's Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, CarMax ( KMX) is down $0.23 (-0.5%) to $46.76 on light volume Thus far, 499,247 shares of CarMax exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.50-$47.31 after having opened the day at $46.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.99.

CarMax, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer of used vehicles in the United States. It operates in two segments, CarMax Sales Operations and CarMax Auto Finance. CarMax has a market cap of $10.3 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.5, 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 Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate CarMax a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CarMax as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full CarMax 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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