5 Stocks Pushing The Specialty Retail Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 58 points (-0.4%) at 15,461 as of Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 785 issues advancing vs. 2,161 declining with 94 unchanged.

The Specialty Retail industry currently sits down 1.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Michael Kors Holdings ( KORS), down 0.8%, Cencosud ( CNCO), down 0.9% and Royal Philips ( PHG), down 0.7%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

5. Tractor Supply ( TSCO) is one of the companies pushing the Specialty Retail industry lower today. As of noon trading, Tractor Supply is down $2.24 (-1.8%) to $119.88 on light volume. Thus far, 136,674 shares of Tractor Supply exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 465,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $119.67-$122.04 after having opened the day at $122.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $122.12.

Tractor Supply Company operates retail farm and ranch stores in the United States. Tractor Supply has a market cap of $8.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 38.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Tractor Supply a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tractor Supply 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, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Tractor Supply Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, CarMax ( KMX) is down $0.94 (-1.9%) to $48.30 on light volume. Thus far, 280,763 shares of CarMax exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.23-$49.13 after having opened the day at $49.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.24.

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 $11.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 31.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 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 revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, good cash flow from operations, 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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3. As of noon trading, Tiffany ( TIF) is down $0.95 (-1.2%) to $80.51 on light volume. Thus far, 365,180 shares of Tiffany exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $80.38-$81.39 after having opened the day at $80.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $81.46.

Tiffany & Co., through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and retail of jewelry worldwide. The company operates through Americas, Asia-Pacific, Japan, Europe, and Other segments. Tiffany has a market cap of $10.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 42.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Tiffany a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tiffany as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Tiffany Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Staples ( SPLS) is down $0.18 (-1.1%) to $16.90 on light volume. Thus far, 2.2 million shares of Staples exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $16.82-$16.99 after having opened the day at $16.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.08.

Staples, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an office products company. It operates in three segments: North American Stores & Online, North American Commercial, and International Operations. Staples has a market cap of $11.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 51.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Staples a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Staples as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Staples Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Netflix ( NFLX) is down $3.74 (-1.5%) to $252.16 on average volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Netflix exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $250.30-$257.47 after having opened the day at $254.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $255.90.

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 $15.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 176.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Netflix a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 17 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 and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Netflix 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).

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