3 Stocks Dragging In The Retail Industry

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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%. A company within the industry that fell today was Amazon.com ( AMZN), up 0.6%. Top gainers within the industry include eBay ( EBAY), up 1.2%, Home Depot ( HD), up 0.8%, CVS Caremark ( CVS), up 0.8% and Wal-Mart Stores ( WMT), up 0.6%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

3. Urban Outfitters ( URBN) is one of the companies pushing the Retail industry lower today. As of noon trading, Urban Outfitters is down $4.35 (-10.2%) to $38.36 on heavy volume. Thus far, 8.5 million shares of Urban Outfitters exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.83-$39.70 after having opened the day at $39.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.71.

Urban Outfitters, Inc. engages in the retail and wholesale of general consumer products in the United States. It operates in two segments, Retail and Wholesale. The company operates retail stores under the Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People, Terrain, and BHLDN brands. Urban Outfitters has a market cap of $6.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 8.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate Urban Outfitters a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Urban Outfitters 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Urban Outfitters Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Macy's ( M) is down $0.76 (-1.7%) to $44.64 on average volume. Thus far, 3.1 million shares of Macy's exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.46-$45.69 after having opened the day at $45.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.40.

Macy's, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates stores and Internet Websites in the United States. Macy's has a market cap of $17.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 15.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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 increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and increase in net income. 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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1. As of noon trading, Michael Kors Holdings ( KORS) is down $1.85 (-2.5%) to $73.77 on average volume. Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Michael Kors Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $73.50-$76.34 after having opened the day at $76.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $75.62.

Michael Kors Holdings Limited engages in the design, marketing, distribution, and retailing of branded women's apparel and accessories, and men's apparel. The company operates in three segments: Retail, Wholesale, and Licensing. Michael Kors Holdings has a market cap of $15.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 48.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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 5 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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