3 Retail Stocks On The Rise

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 78 points (0.5%) at 17,023 as of Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,765 issues advancing vs. 1,183 declining with 200 unchanged.

The Retail industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. Top gainers within the industry include Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao ( CBD), up 2.7%, and Luxottica Group SpA ( LUX), up 0.9%.

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

3. Ross Stores ( ROST) is one of the companies pushing the Retail industry higher today. As of noon trading, Ross Stores is up $0.76 (1.0%) to $75.59 on light volume. Thus far, 553,989 shares of Ross Stores exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $74.59-$75.72 after having opened the day at $74.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.83.

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Ross Stores, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates off-price retail apparel and home fashion stores under the Ross Dress for Less and dd's DISCOUNTS brand names in the United States. The company primarily offers apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions. Ross Stores has a market cap of $15.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 0.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate Ross Stores a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ross Stores as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Ross Stores Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Kohl's ( KSS) is up $0.88 (1.4%) to $62.24 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Kohl's exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $61.75-$62.79 after having opened the day at $61.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $61.36.

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Kohl's Corporation operates department stores in the United States. It offers exclusive and national brand apparel, footwear, accessories, beauty, and soft home products to children, men, and women customers. Kohl's has a market cap of $12.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 8.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate Kohl's a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kohl's as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. 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 Kohl's Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, TJX Companies ( TJX) is up $0.50 (0.8%) to $59.80 on average volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of TJX Companies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $59.33-$60.21 after having opened the day at $59.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $59.30.

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The TJX Companies, Inc. operates as an off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the United States and internationally. The company operates in four segments: Marmaxx, HomeGoods, TJX Canada, and TJX Europe. TJX Companies has a market cap of $41.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 7.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate TJX Companies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates TJX Companies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full TJX Companies 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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