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 down 0.3%. By the end of trading, Cabela's rose $1.37 (2.1%) to $67.78 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,179,642 shares of Cabela's exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 789,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $65.57-$68.15 after having opened the day at $66.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $66.41. Other companies within the Specialty Retail industry that increased today were: China Auto Logistics ( CALI), up 22.4%, Hastings Entertainment ( HAST), up 5.2%, Lentuo International ( LAS), up 4.3% and DGSE Companies ( DGSE), up 4.1%.

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 $4.7 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Cabela's a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 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 revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, Container Store Group ( TCS), down 14.8%, United Online ( UNTD), down 4.7%, Birks Group ( BGI), down 4.6% and Titan Machinery ( TITN), down 3.4% , were all laggards within the specialty retail industry with AutoNation ( AN) 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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