4 Specialty Retail Stocks Moving The Industry Upward

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 61 points (0.4%) at 15,361 as of Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,640 issues advancing vs. 1,247 declining with 140 unchanged.

The Specialty Retail industry currently sits up 0.9% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. A company within the industry that increased today was Michael Kors Holdings ( KORS), up 0.9%. A company within the industry that fell today was Cencosud ( CNCO), up 0.9%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

4. Sally Beauty Holdings ( SBH) is one of the companies pushing the Specialty Retail industry higher today. As of noon trading, Sally Beauty Holdings is up $0.20 (0.8%) to $25.89 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Sally Beauty Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.73-$26.18 after having opened the day at $25.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.69.

Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the distribution and retail of professional beauty supplies primarily in North America, South America, and Europe. The company operates in two segments, Sally Beauty Supply and Beauty Systems Group. Sally Beauty Holdings has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 8.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Sally Beauty Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sally Beauty Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Sally Beauty Holdings Ratings Report now.

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