3 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Specialty Retail Industry

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 31 points (0.2%) at 16,439 as of Monday, April 21, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,695 issues advancing vs. 1,308 declining with 151 unchanged.

The Specialty Retail industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%.

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

3. CarMax ( KMX) is one of the companies pushing the Specialty Retail industry lower today. As of noon trading, CarMax is down $0.54 (-1.2%) to $43.90 on light volume. Thus far, 553,995 shares of CarMax exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.84-$44.58 after having opened the day at $44.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.44.

CarMax, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer of used vehicles in the United States. It operates in two segments, CarMax Sales Operations and CarMax Auto Finance. CarMax has a market cap of $9.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 5.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate CarMax a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CarMax as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full CarMax Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Tractor Supply ( TSCO) is down $0.46 (-0.7%) to $66.79 on light volume. Thus far, 419,354 shares of Tractor Supply exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $66.73-$67.60 after having opened the day at $67.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $67.25.

Tractor Supply Company operates retail farm and ranch stores in the United States. Tractor Supply has a market cap of $9.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 13.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Tractor Supply a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tractor Supply 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, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Tractor Supply Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Netflix ( NFLX) is down $2.73 (-0.8%) to $343.01 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.4 million shares of Netflix exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $338.30-$349.40 after having opened the day at $349.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $345.74.

Netflix, Inc. provides Internet television network service that enables subscribers to stream TV shows and movies directly on TVs, computers, and mobile devices in the United States and internationally. Netflix has a market cap of $20.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 6.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Netflix a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Netflix 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 return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full Netflix Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, 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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