Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. 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 lower today: 3. Lowe's Companies ( LOW) is one of the companies pushing the Retail industry lower today. As of noon trading, Lowe's Companies is down $0.52 (-1.1%) to $47.07 on light volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Lowe's Companies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.03-$47.52 after having opened the day at $47.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.59. Lowe's Companies, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. It offers products for maintenance, repair, remodeling, and home decorating. Lowe's Companies has a market cap of $47.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 4.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Lowe's Companies a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Lowe's Companies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth, 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. Get the full Lowe's Companies Ratings Report now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.