Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. 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. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.