3 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Retail Industry

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 22 points (0.1%) at 16,443 as of Friday, March 7, 2014, 12:10 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,182 issues advancing vs. 1,749 declining with 162 unchanged.

The Retail industry currently sits up 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Big Lots ( BIG), up 18.1%, Foot Locker ( FL), up 7.1% and Walgreen Company ( WAG), up 0.8%.

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

3. Vipshop Holdings ( VIPS) is one of the companies pushing the Retail industry lower today. As of noon trading, Vipshop Holdings is down $6.89 (-3.9%) to $169.10 on average volume. Thus far, 599,849 shares of Vipshop Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $169.00-$177.37 after having opened the day at $176.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $175.99.

Vipshop Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates as an online discount retailer for various brands in the People's Republic of China. Vipshop Holdings has a market cap of $9.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 110.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Vipshop Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Vipshop Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full Vipshop Holdings Ratings Report now.

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