5 Stocks Moving The Specialty Retail Industry Upward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 44 points (0.3%) at 15,464 as of Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,183 issues advancing vs. 1,800 declining with 78 unchanged.

The Specialty Retail industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Mecox Lane ( MCOX), down 18.5%, and Luxottica Group ( LUX), down 0.7%.

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

5. Tumi Holdings ( TUMI) is one of the companies pushing the Specialty Retail industry higher today. As of noon trading, Tumi Holdings is up $0.85 (3.9%) to $22.50 on heavy volume. Thus far, 370,394 shares of Tumi Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 428,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.52-$22.54 after having opened the day at $21.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.65.

Tumi Holdings, Inc. designs, produces, and markets a range of travel and business products, and accessories. Tumi Holdings has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 3.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Tumi Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tumi Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. 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 Tumi Holdings Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Signet Jewelers ( SIG) is up $1.61 (2.2%) to $75.98 on average volume. Thus far, 210,963 shares of Signet Jewelers exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 522,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $74.08-$75.99 after having opened the day at $74.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.37.

Signet Jewelers Limited engages in the retail sale of jewelry and watches in the United States, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, and the Channel Islands. The company operates through US and UK divisions. Signet Jewelers has a market cap of $6.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 39.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Signet Jewelers a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Signet Jewelers 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, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Signet Jewelers Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, CarMax ( KMX) is up $0.36 (0.7%) to $49.87 on light volume. Thus far, 241,241 shares of CarMax exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.29-$49.96 after having opened the day at $49.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.51.

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 31.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. 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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2. As of noon trading, Tiffany ( TIF) is up $0.63 (0.8%) to $82.09 on light volume. Thus far, 334,753 shares of Tiffany exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $80.74-$82.09 after having opened the day at $81.38 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 Monday. 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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1. As of noon trading, Netflix ( NFLX) is up $3.77 (1.5%) to $260.37 on average volume. Thus far, 2.0 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 $253.26-$260.54 after having opened the day at $258.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $256.60.

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 $14.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 173.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Netflix a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 18 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Netflix 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 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 5 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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