Cabela's Inc. (CAB): Today's Featured Specialty Retail Laggard

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Cabela's ( CAB) pushed the Specialty Retail industry lower today making it today's featured Specialty Retail laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.1%. By the end of trading, Cabela's fell $1.16 (-1.7%) to $66.49 on light volume. Throughout the day, 675,870 shares of Cabela's exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,123,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $65.96-$67.50 after having opened the day at $66.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $67.65. Other companies within the Specialty Retail industry that declined today were: Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation ( BGFV), down 3.4%, Books-A-Million ( BAMM), down 2.1% and Mecox Lane ( MCOX), down 1.8%.

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. Shares are up 1.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Cabela's a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 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, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. 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 positive front, Zagg ( ZAGG), up 6.5%, Barnes & Noble ( BKS), up 5.8%, KAR Auction Services ( KAR), up 4.5% and West Marine ( WMAR), up 4.2% , were all gainers within the specialty retail industry with Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrances ( ULTA) being today's featured specialty retail industry leader.

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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