Cabela's Inc. (CAB): Today's Featured Specialty Retail Winner

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Cabela's ( CAB) pushed the Specialty Retail industry higher today making it today's featured specialty retail winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.5%. By the end of trading, Cabela's rose $0.90 (1.5%) to $61.83 on light volume. Throughout the day, 378,692 shares of Cabela's exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 819,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $60.87-$61.88 after having opened the day at $61.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.93. Other companies within the Specialty Retail industry that increased today were: Charles & Colvard ( CTHR), up 10.0%, Container Store Group ( TCS), up 6.2%, China Auto Logistics ( CALI), up 4.0% and Hollywood Media Corporation ( HOLL), up 2.6%.

Cabela's Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer and direct marketer of hunting, fishing, camping, and related outdoor merchandise. The company operates through three segments: Retail, Direct, and Financial Services. Cabela's has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 45.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Cabela's a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cabela's as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, Lentuo International ( LAS), down 4.1%, Office Depot ( ODP), down 2.1%, 1-800 Flowers.com ( FLWS), down 1.8% and EZCorp ( EZPW), down 1.6% , were all laggards within the specialty retail industry with PetSmart ( PETM) being today's specialty retail industry laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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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