3 Stocks Dragging The Specialty Retail Industry Downward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 44 points (0.3%) at 15,539 as of Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,783 issues advancing vs. 1,120 declining with 134 unchanged.

The Specialty Retail industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%.

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

3. Royal Philips ( PHG) is one of the companies pushing the Specialty Retail industry lower today. As of noon trading, Royal Philips is down $0.52 (-1.6%) to $32.67 on average volume. Thus far, 475,285 shares of Royal Philips exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 709,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.41-$32.73 after having opened the day at $32.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.19.

Koninklijke Philips N.V. engages in the healthcare, lighting, and consumer lifestyle businesses worldwide. Royal Philips has a market cap of $30.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 24.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Royal Philips a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Philips 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, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Royal Philips Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Outerwall ( OUTR) is down $7.29 (-13.0%) to $48.68 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.9 million shares of Outerwall exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 689,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.25-$49.80 after having opened the day at $46.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.97.

Outerwall Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides automated retail solutions primarily in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. Outerwall has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 10.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Outerwall a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Outerwall as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, increase in net income, growth in earnings per share and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Outerwall Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Netflix ( NFLX) is down $1.93 (-0.6%) to $300.23 on average volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Netflix exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $297.70-$302.99 after having opened the day at $302.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $302.16.

Netflix, Inc. provides Internet television network service that enables subscribers to stream TV shows and movies directly on TVs, computers, and mobile devices in the United States and internationally. Netflix has a market cap of $18.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 230.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Netflix a buy, 5 analysts rate it a sell, and 18 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Netflix as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, premium valuation and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Netflix 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 specialty retail industry could consider SPDR S&P Retail ETF ( XRT) while those bearish on the specialty retail industry could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).

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