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 traded up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 6 points (0.0%) at 17,679 as of Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, 4:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,130 issues advancing vs. 953 declining with 135 unchanged.

The Retail industry as a whole closed the day up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.3%. Top gainers within the Retail industry included Gordman's Stores ( GMAN), up 2.7%, Village Super Market ( VLGEA), up 1.9%, China Jo-Jo Drugstores ( CJJD), up 4.9%, RadioShack ( RSH), up 3.4% and Builders FirstSource ( BLDR), up 3.5%.

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

China Jo-Jo Drugstores ( CJJD) is one of the companies that pushed the Retail industry higher today. China Jo-Jo Drugstores was up $0.13 (4.9%) to $2.80 on light volume. Throughout the day, 82,198 shares of China Jo-Jo Drugstores exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 205,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $2.67-$2.80 after having opened the day at $2.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.67.

China Jo-Jo Drugstores, Inc. operates as a retailer and distributor of pharmaceutical and other healthcare products in the People's Republic of China. China Jo-Jo Drugstores has a market cap of $39.7 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 9.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts who rate China Jo-Jo Drugstores a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.

TheStreet Ratings rates China Jo-Jo Drugstores as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and generally high debt management risk.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on CJJD go as follows:

  • Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Food & Staples Retailing industry and the overall market, CHINA JO-JO DRUGSTORES INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for CHINA JO-JO DRUGSTORES INC is rather low; currently it is at 16.78%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -0.20% trails that of the industry average.
  • CJJD's debt-to-equity ratio of 0.76 is somewhat low overall, but it is high when compared to the industry average, implying that the management of the debt levels should be evaluated further. Despite the fact that CJJD's debt-to-equity ratio is mixed in its results, the company's quick ratio of 0.60 is low and demonstrates weak liquidity.
  • CHINA JO-JO DRUGSTORES INC reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has not demonstrated a clear trend in earnings over the past 2 years, making it difficult to accurately predict earnings for the coming year. During the past fiscal year, CHINA JO-JO DRUGSTORES INC reported poor results of -$1.81 versus -$1.05 in the prior year.
  • Net operating cash flow has increased to $3.65 million or 10.18% when compared to the same quarter last year. Despite an increase in cash flow, CHINA JO-JO DRUGSTORES INC's cash flow growth rate is still lower than the industry average growth rate of 54.48%.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: China Jo-Jo Drugstores Ratings Report

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.

At the close, Village Super Market ( VLGEA) was up $0.55 (1.9%) to $29.95 on average volume. Throughout the day, 17,778 shares of Village Super Market exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 16,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $28.64-$30.00 after having opened the day at $29.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.40.

Village Super Market, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates a chain of supermarkets in the United States. Village Super Market has a market cap of $278.7 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 7.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Village Super Market a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.

TheStreet Ratings rates Village Super Market as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on VLGEA go as follows:

  • VLGEA's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 1.2%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 6.3%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Food & Staples Retailing industry. The net income increased by 156.8% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from -$6.83 million to $3.88 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 102.30% to $0.05 million when compared to the same quarter last year. The firm also exceeded the industry average cash flow growth rate of 54.48%.
  • VLGEA's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.20 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. Despite the fact that VLGEA's debt-to-equity ratio is low, the quick ratio, which is currently 0.63, displays a potential problem in covering short-term cash needs.
  • VILLAGE SUPER MARKET reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has not demonstrated a clear trend in earnings over the past 2 years, making it difficult to accurately predict earnings for the coming year. During the past fiscal year, VILLAGE SUPER MARKET reported lower earnings of $0.35 versus $1.84 in the prior year.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Village Super Market Ratings Report

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.

Gordman's Stores ( GMAN) was another company that pushed the Retail industry higher today. Gordman's Stores was up $0.10 (2.7%) to $3.86 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 91,217 shares of Gordman's Stores exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 59,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $3.70-$3.94 after having opened the day at $3.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.76.

Gordmans Stores, Inc. operates department stores under the Gordmans name in the United States. Its merchandise selection includes a range of apparel, footwear, and home fashions products, as well as accessories. Gordman's Stores has a market cap of $70.1 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 37.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Gordman's Stores a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Gordman's Stores as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on GMAN go as follows:

  • The debt-to-equity ratio of 1.43 is relatively high when compared with the industry average, suggesting a need for better debt level management. Along with this, the company manages to maintain a quick ratio of 0.14, which clearly demonstrates the inability to cover short-term cash needs.
  • Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Multiline Retail industry and the overall market on the basis of return on equity, GORDMANS STORES INC underperformed against that of the industry average and is significantly less than that of the S&P 500.
  • GORDMANS STORES INC has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. Earnings per share have declined over the last two years. We anticipate that this should continue in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, GORDMANS STORES INC reported lower earnings of $0.42 versus $1.21 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 154.8% in earnings (-$0.23 versus $0.42).
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Multiline Retail industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 268.4% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $1.10 million to -$1.85 million.
  • Despite any intermediate fluctuations, we have only bad news to report on this stock's performance over the last year: it has tumbled by 55.37%, worse than the S&P 500's performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company's earnings per share are down 266.66% compared to the year-earlier quarter. Naturally, the overall market trend is bound to be a significant factor. However, in one sense, the stock's sharp decline last year is a positive for future investors, making it cheaper (in proportion to its earnings over the past year) than most other stocks in its industry. But due to other concerns, we feel the stock is still not a good buy right now.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Gordman's Stores Ratings Report

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.

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.