4 Retail Stocks On The Rise

All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 18 points (0.1%) at 15,482 as of Monday, July 15, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,893 issues advancing vs. 1,042 declining with 108 unchanged.

The Retail industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

4. 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 $0.97 (2.2%) to $45.79 on average volume. Thus far, 256,899 shares of Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 490,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.58-$45.87 after having opened the day at $44.72 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.82.

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 $11.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 0.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 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 hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Macy's ( M) is up $0.88 (1.8%) to $50.32 on average volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Macy's exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.59-$50.42 after having opened the day at $49.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.43.

Macy's, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates stores and Internet Websites in the United States. Macy's has a market cap of $19.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 27.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Macy's a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Macy's 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. 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 Macy's Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Walgreen Company ( WAG) is up $0.30 (0.6%) to $49.06 on light volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of Walgreen Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.66-$49.30 after having opened the day at $48.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.76.

Walgreen Co., together with its subsidiaries, operates a network of drugstores in the United States. It provides consumer goods and services, pharmacy, and health and wellness services through drugstores, as well as through mail, and by telephone and online. Walgreen Company has a market cap of $46.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 31.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Walgreen Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Walgreen Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Walgreen Company Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Lowe's Companies ( LOW) is up $0.23 (0.5%) to $44.06 on average volume. Thus far, 4.4 million shares of Lowe's Companies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.99-$44.42 after having opened the day at $44.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.83.

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. It offers products for maintenance, repair, remodeling, and home decorating. Lowe's Companies has a market cap of $46.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 22.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Lowe's Companies a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Lowe's Companies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, solid stock price performance, notable return on equity and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Lowe's Companies Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 4 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).

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