3 Specialty Retail Stocks Dragging The Industry Down

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 67 points (-0.4%) at 17,031 as of Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,211 issues advancing vs. 1,801 declining with 159 unchanged.

The Specialty Retail industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. A company within the industry that fell today was Cencosud ( CNCO), up 1.7%.

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

3. Royal Philips ( PHG) is one of the companies pushing the Specialty Retail industry lower today. As of noon trading, Royal Philips is down $0.16 (-0.5%) to $30.37 on average volume. Thus far, 382,401 shares of Royal Philips exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 727,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.33-$30.44 after having opened the day at $30.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.53.

Koninklijke Philips N.V. is engaged in healthcare, consumer lifestyle, and lighting businesses worldwide. Royal Philips has a market cap of $28.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are down 17.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Royal Philips a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Philips as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year 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 Royal Philips Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, CarMax ( KMX) is down $0.53 (-1.0%) to $51.87 on average volume. Thus far, 713,275 shares of CarMax exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.85-$52.95 after having opened the day at $52.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.40.

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 $11.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 11.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, notable return on equity and increase in stock price during the past year. 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 CarMax Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, eBay ( EBAY) is down $0.40 (-0.7%) to $55.10 on light volume. Thus far, 4.2 million shares of eBay exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $55.08-$55.59 after having opened the day at $55.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.50.

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 $68.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 1.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 18 analysts that rate eBay a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates eBay as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full eBay 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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