Today's Top Performers In Retail

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 24 points (-0.1%) at 16,982 as of Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,291 issues advancing vs. 1,724 declining with 155 unchanged.

The Retail industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. A company within the industry that increased today was Amazon.com ( AMZN), up 0.5%. A company within the industry that fell today was Whole Foods Market ( WFM), up 1.2%.

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

3. Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao ( CBD) is one of the companies pushing the Retail industry higher today. As of noon trading, Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao is up $0.40 (1.0%) to $40.70 on light volume. Thus far, 175,873 shares of Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 586,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.70-$41.26 after having opened the day at $41.17 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.30.

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Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao is engaged in the retail of food, clothing, home appliances, electronics, and other products in Brazil. It operates in four segments: Retail, Home appliances, Cash & Carry, and E-commerce. Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao has a market cap of $10.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 9.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, poor profit margins and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Safeway ( SWY) is up $0.63 (1.9%) to $34.76 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Safeway exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.19-$34.85 after having opened the day at $34.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.13.

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Safeway Inc. operates as a food and drug retailer in the United States. Safeway has a market cap of $7.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 4.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Safeway a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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

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1. As of noon trading, Rite Aid ( RAD) is up $0.18 (3.6%) to $5.24 on average volume. Thus far, 13.6 million shares of Rite Aid exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 28.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $5.01-$5.31 after having opened the day at $5.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $5.06.

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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 $4.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are unchanged year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Rite Aid a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 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 also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and poor profit margins. Get the full Rite Aid 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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