3 Retail Stocks Nudging The Industry Higher

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 68 points (-0.4%) at 17,105 as of Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,162 issues advancing vs. 1,797 declining with 186 unchanged.

The Retail industry currently sits down 0.8% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. A company within the industry that increased today was eBay ( EBAY), up 0.6%.

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

3. Luxottica Group SpA ( LUX) is one of the companies pushing the Retail industry higher today. As of noon trading, Luxottica Group SpA is up $0.53 (1.1%) to $51.09 on light volume. Thus far, 18,274 shares of Luxottica Group SpA exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 62,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.99-$51.58 after having opened the day at $51.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.56.

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Luxottica Group S.p.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides luxury and sports eyewear worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Manufacturing and Wholesale Distribution, and Retail Distribution. Luxottica Group SpA has a market cap of $24.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 6.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Luxottica Group SpA a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Luxottica Group SpA 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, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Luxottica Group SpA Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Rite Aid ( RAD) is up $0.22 (4.3%) to $5.33 on heavy volume. Thus far, 26.5 million shares of Rite Aid exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 28.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $5.06-$5.35 after having opened the day at $5.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $5.11.

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Rite Aid Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates a chain of retail drugstores in the United States. Rite Aid has a market cap of $5.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 1.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Rite Aid a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Rite Aid as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full Rite Aid Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Vipshop Holdings Ltd ADR ( VIPS) is up $7.34 (3.7%) to $208.02 on heavy volume. Thus far, 990,513 shares of Vipshop Holdings Ltd ADR exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 952,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $197.21-$210.45 after having opened the day at $198.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $200.68.

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Vipshop Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates as an online discount retailer for various brands in the People's Republic of China. Vipshop Holdings Ltd ADR has a market cap of $11.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 139.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Vipshop Holdings Ltd ADR a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Vipshop Holdings Ltd ADR as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full Vipshop Holdings Ltd ADR 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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