Tile Shop Holdings Inc (TTS): Today's Featured Retail Winner

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Tile Shop Holdings ( TTS) pushed the Retail industry higher today making it today's featured retail winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.3%. By the end of trading, Tile Shop Holdings rose $0.26 (1.5%) to $18.11 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,334,432 shares of Tile Shop Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,621,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $17.72-$18.31 after having opened the day at $17.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.85. Other companies within the Retail industry that increased today were: Liberty Interactive ( LINTB), up 4.5%, E-Commerce China Dangdang ( DANG), up 4.0%, Luxottica Group ( LUX), up 3.4% and RadioShack ( RSH), up 2.3%.

Tile Shop Holdings, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of manufactured and natural stone tiles, setting and maintenance materials, and related accessories in the United States. Tile Shop Holdings has a market cap of $906.1 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 6.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Tile Shop Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tile Shop Holdings as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been very high debt management risk by most measures.

On the negative front, Roundys ( RNDY), down 4.5%, Body Central ( BODY), down 3.8%, PC Connection ( PCCC), down 3.6% and Pantry ( PTRY), down 3.5% , were all laggards within the retail industry with Whole Foods Market ( WFM) being today's retail industry laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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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