5 Stocks Pushing The Retail Industry Downward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 42 points (-0.3%) at 15,487 as of Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 930 issues advancing vs. 1,976 declining with 128 unchanged.

The Retail industry currently sits down 0.8% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%.

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

5. Sears Holdings Corporation ( SHLD) is one of the companies pushing the Retail industry lower today. As of noon trading, Sears Holdings Corporation is down $3.10 (-5.0%) to $58.93 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Sears Holdings Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $58.53-$61.99 after having opened the day at $61.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $62.03.

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 $6.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 48.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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 poor profit margins and generally high debt management risk. Get the full Sears Holdings Corporation Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, GameStop ( GME) is down $2.16 (-4.1%) to $50.46 on light volume. Thus far, 729,375 shares of GameStop exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.33-$52.64 after having opened the day at $52.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.62.

GameStop Corp. operates as a video game retailer. GameStop has a market cap of $6.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 107.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate GameStop a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates GameStop as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full GameStop Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Kroger ( KR) is down $0.55 (-1.4%) to $40.00 on average volume. Thus far, 2.3 million shares of Kroger exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.96-$40.53 after having opened the day at $40.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.55.

The Kroger Co., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer in the United States. The company also manufactures and processes food for sale in its supermarkets. It operates retail food and drug stores, multi-department stores, jewelry stores, and convenience stores. Kroger has a market cap of $20.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 52.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Kroger a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kroger as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. 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 Kroger Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, CVS Caremark ( CVS) is down $0.94 (-1.5%) to $60.07 on heavy volume. Thus far, 4.5 million shares of CVS Caremark exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $59.53-$61.32 after having opened the day at $60.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $61.01.

CVS Caremark Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides integrated pharmacy health care services in the United States. CVS Caremark has a market cap of $74.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 26.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate CVS Caremark a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CVS Caremark as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full CVS Caremark Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, eBay ( EBAY) is down $0.69 (-1.3%) to $53.94 on average volume. Thus far, 4.1 million shares of eBay exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $53.76-$54.34 after having opened the day at $54.31 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.63.

eBay Inc. provides online platforms, tools, and services to help individuals and merchants in online and mobile commerce and payments in the United States and internationally. eBay has a market cap of $69.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 5.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 24 analysts that rate eBay a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates eBay 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, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full eBay 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 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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