Inc (AMZN): Today's Featured Retail Winner

Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. ( AMZN) pushed the Retail industry higher today making it today's featured retail winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.9%. By the end of trading, rose $4.12 (1.1%) to $363.90 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2,687,802 shares of exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,613,400 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $362.46-$365.68 after having opened the day at $363.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $359.78. Other companies within the Retail industry that increased today were: Vipshop Holdings ( VIPS), up 32.4%, E-Commerce China Dangdang ( DANG), up 15.4%, China Nepstar Chain Drugstore ( NPD), up 13.6% and ( OSTK), up 10.0%., Inc. operates as an online retailer in North America and internationally. The company operates in two segments, North America and International. has a market cap of $166.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 9.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 23 analysts that rate a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

On the negative front, RadioShack ( RSH), down 17.3%, HHGregg Incorporated ( HGG), down 6.2%, Liberator Medical Holdings ( LBMH), down 5.7% and Gaiam ( GAIA), down 3.6% , were all laggards within the retail industry with Big Lots ( BIG) 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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