3 Stocks Pushing The Retail Industry Downward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 21 points (0.1%) at 16,093 as of Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,560 issues advancing vs. 1,331 declining with 131 unchanged.

The Retail industry currently sits up 0.8% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include eBay ( EBAY), down 1.0%, and Luxottica Group ( LUX), down 0.7%. Top gainers within the industry include Macy's ( M), up 1.3%, Home Depot ( HD), up 0.9% and Amazon.com ( AMZN), up 0.5%.

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

3. DSW ( DSW) is one of the companies pushing the Retail industry lower today. As of noon trading, DSW is down $2.54 (-5.4%) to $44.68 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.8 million shares of DSW exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 830,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.06-$44.85 after having opened the day at $44.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.22.

DSW Inc. operates as a branded footwear and accessories specialty retailer in the United States. The company offers fashion, shoes, dress, casual and athletic footwear, and accessories for women and men through its DSW stores and dsw.com. DSW has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 43.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate DSW a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates DSW as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full DSW Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, AutoZone ( AZO) is down $7.72 (-1.7%) to $457.98 on average volume. Thus far, 127,845 shares of AutoZone exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 253,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $457.00-$463.36 after having opened the day at $461.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $465.70.

AutoZone, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in retailing and distributing automotive replacement parts and accessories. AutoZone has a market cap of $15.9 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 32.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate AutoZone a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates AutoZone as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full AutoZone Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Kroger ( KR) is down $0.61 (-1.4%) to $41.95 on light volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Kroger exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.76-$42.54 after having opened the day at $42.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.56.

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 $22.1 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 62.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Kroger a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 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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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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