5 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Retail Industry

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 14 points (-0.1%) at 15,098 as of Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,393 issues advancing vs. 1,555 declining with 92 unchanged.

The Retail industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. A company within the industry that increased today was Luxottica Group ( LUX), up 0.6%.

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

5. Nordstrom ( JWN) is one of the companies pushing the Retail industry lower today. As of noon trading, Nordstrom is down $1.85 (-3.1%) to $57.48 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.6 million shares of Nordstrom exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $57.12-$58.22 after having opened the day at $57.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $59.33.

Nordstrom, Inc., a fashion specialty retailer, offers apparel, shoes, cosmetics, and accessories for women, men, and children in the United States. It operates in two segments, Retail and Credit. The Retail segment offers a selection of brand name and private label merchandise. Nordstrom has a market cap of $11.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 10.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Nordstrom a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nordstrom as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, growth in earnings per share, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Nordstrom Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Kohl's ( KSS) is down $0.99 (-1.9%) to $52.52 on average volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Kohl's exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.50-$53.47 after having opened the day at $53.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.51.

Kohl's Corporation operates department stores in the United States. Its stores offer private, exclusive, and national branded apparel, footwear, and accessories for women, men, and children; soft home products, such as sheets and pillows; and housewares targeted to middle-income customers. Kohl's has a market cap of $11.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 24.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Kohl's a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kohl's as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Kohl's Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Macy's ( M) is down $0.68 (-1.5%) to $45.62 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.9 million shares of Macy's exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.50-$46.13 after having opened the day at $46.09 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.30.

Macy's, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates stores and Internet Websites in the United States. Macy's has a market cap of $17.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 18.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Macy's a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 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, Dollar General Corporation ( DG) is down $0.48 (-0.9%) to $53.02 on average volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Dollar General Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.62-$53.32 after having opened the day at $53.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.50.

Dollar General Corporation, a discount retailer, engages in the provision of various merchandise products in the United States. Dollar General Corporation has a market cap of $17.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 21.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Dollar General Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dollar General Corporation 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, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Dollar General Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Michael Kors Holdings ( KORS) is down $0.69 (-1.0%) to $70.54 on average volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Michael Kors Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $69.60-$70.73 after having opened the day at $70.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $71.23.

Michael Kors Holdings Limited engages in the design, marketing, distribution, and retail of branded women's apparel and accessories, and men's apparel. The company sells its products primarily under the names of Michael Kors, MICHAEL KORS, MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS, and KORS MICHAEL KORS. Michael Kors Holdings has a market cap of $14.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 39.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Michael Kors Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Michael Kors Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, robust revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock itself is trading at a premium valuation. Get the full Michael Kors Holdings 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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