EBay Inc (EBAY): Today's Featured Retail Laggard

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eBay ( EBAY) pushed the Retail industry lower today making it today's featured Retail laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.7%. By the end of trading, eBay fell $1.05 (-2.0%) to $50.95 on average volume. Throughout the day, 14,320,799 shares of eBay exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11,565,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $50.89-$52.07 after having opened the day at $52.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.00. Other companies within the Retail industry that declined today were: ALCO Stores ( ALCS), down 11.8%, Fairway Group Holdings Corp Class A ( FWM), down 8.2%, E-Commerce China Dangdang ( DANG), down 7.9% and Vipshop Holdings ( VIPS), down 7.4%.

eBay Inc. provides online platforms, tools, and services to help individuals and merchants in online and mobile commerce and payments in the United States and internationally. eBay has a market cap of $66.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 5.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 20 analysts that rate eBay a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates eBay as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

On the positive front, Appliance Recycling Centers Of America ( ARCI), up 28.4%, RadioShack ( RSH), up 4.6%, Body Central ( BODY), up 4.0% and Ingles Markets ( IMKTA), up 2.2%.

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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