PHG, DKS And PETM, 3 Specialty Retail Stocks Pushing The Industry Lower

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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 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

3. Royal Philips ( PHG) is one of the companies pushing the Specialty Retail industry lower today. As of noon trading, Royal Philips is down $0.19 (-0.6%) to $32.25 on light volume. Thus far, 163,214 shares of Royal Philips exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 853,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.99-$32.25 after having opened the day at $32.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.44.

Koninklijke Philips N.V. engages in the healthcare, lighting, and consumer lifestyle businesses worldwide. Royal Philips has a market cap of $29.7 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 22.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Royal Philips a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Philips 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 expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Royal Philips Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Dick's Sporting Goods ( DKS) is down $0.41 (-0.8%) to $51.33 on heavy volume. Thus far, 923,227 shares of Dick's Sporting Goods exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.62-$51.52 after having opened the day at $51.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $51.74.

Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. operates as a sports and fitness retailer primarily in the Eastern United States. The company provides hardlines, including sporting goods equipment, fitness equipment, golf equipment, and hunting and fishing gear products; apparel; and footwear products. Dick's Sporting Goods has a market cap of $5.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 13.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate Dick's Sporting Goods a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dick's Sporting Goods as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, 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 Dick's Sporting Goods Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, PetSmart ( PETM) is down $0.47 (-0.6%) to $74.29 on average volume. Thus far, 530,847 shares of PetSmart exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $74.23-$74.97 after having opened the day at $74.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.76.

PetSmart, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of products, services, and solutions for pets in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. PetSmart has a market cap of $7.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 9.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate PetSmart a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates PetSmart 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, increase in stock price during the past year and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full PetSmart 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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