5 Retail Stocks Pushing The Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 90 points (0.6%) at 15,153 as of Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,842 issues advancing vs. 1,092 declining with 95 unchanged.

The Retail industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. Top gainers within the industry include eBay ( EBAY), up 1.1%, Home Depot ( HD), up 0.9%, CVS Caremark ( CVS), up 0.8% and Wal-Mart Stores ( WMT), up 0.6%. A company within the industry that fell today was Amazon.com ( AMZN), up 0.6%.

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

5. Sears Holdings Corporation ( SHLD) is one of the companies pushing the Retail industry higher today. As of noon trading, Sears Holdings Corporation is up $3.18 (6.0%) to $56.25 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Sears Holdings Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 879,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.90-$59.24 after having opened the day at $53.02 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.07.

Sears Holdings Corporation operates as a specialty retailer in the United States and Canada. The company's Kmart segment operates stores that sell merchandise under Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer labels; and Sears brand products, such as Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard. Sears Holdings Corporation has a market cap of $5.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 13.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Sears Holdings Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sears Holdings Corporation as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Sears Holdings Corporation Ratings Report now.

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