Retail Stocks On The Rise With Help From 3 Stocks

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 89 points (-0.5%) at 16,857 as of Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,007 issues advancing vs. 1,935 declining with 173 unchanged.

The Retail industry currently sits down 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. A company within the industry that fell today was CVS Caremark ( CVS), up 0.6%.

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

3. Michael Kors Holdings ( KORS) is one of the companies pushing the Retail industry higher today. As of noon trading, Michael Kors Holdings is up $1.17 (1.2%) to $95.55 on average volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Michael Kors Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $93.92-$95.68 after having opened the day at $93.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $94.38.

Michael Kors Holdings Limited is engaged in the design, marketing, distribution, and retailing of branded women's apparel and accessories, and men's apparel. The company operates in three segments: Retail, Wholesale, and Licensing. Michael Kors Holdings has a market cap of $19.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 16.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate Michael Kors Holdings a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Michael Kors Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Michael Kors Holdings Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, eBay ( EBAY) is up $0.30 (0.6%) to $48.55 on average volume. Thus far, 8.7 million shares of eBay exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.14-$48.74 after having opened the day at $48.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.25.

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 $62.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 12.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 18 analysts who rate eBay a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 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. Get the full eBay Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Amazon.com ( AMZN) is up $4.65 (1.4%) to $337.06 on average volume. Thus far, 2.8 million shares of Amazon.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $335.56-$340.72 after having opened the day at $336.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $332.41.

Amazon.com, Inc. operates as an online retailer in North America and internationally. The company operates in two segments, North America and International. Amazon.com has a market cap of $150.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 16.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 26 analysts who rate Amazon.com a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Amazon.com as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full Amazon.com 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 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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