Today's Stocks Driving Success For The Retail Industry

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 45 points (-0.3%) at 17,859 as of Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 1:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,059 issues advancing vs. 1,922 declining with 184 unchanged.

The Retail industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%.

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

3. Nordstrom ( JWN) is one of the companies pushing the Retail industry higher today. As of noon trading, Nordstrom is up $1.43 (1.9%) to $74.79 on heavy volume. Thus far, 916,014 shares of Nordstrom exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $73.80-$75.48 after having opened the day at $73.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $73.36.

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Nordstrom, Inc., a fashion specialty retailer, offers apparel, shoes, cosmetics, and accessories for men, women, and children in the United States and Canada. It operates through two segments, Retail and Credit. Nordstrom has a market cap of $13.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 7.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Nordstrom a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nordstrom as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Nordstrom Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Vipshop Holdings Ltd ADR A ( VIPS) is up $0.55 (2.2%) to $25.84 on average volume. Thus far, 5.0 million shares of Vipshop Holdings Ltd ADR A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.48-$26.17 after having opened the day at $25.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.29.

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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 A has a market cap of $14.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 29.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate Vipshop Holdings Ltd ADR A a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Vipshop Holdings Ltd ADR A as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Vipshop Holdings Ltd ADR A Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Macy's ( M) is up $0.38 (0.6%) to $69.24 on light volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Macy's exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $69.07-$69.58 after having opened the day at $69.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $68.86.

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Macy's, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates stores and Internet Websites in the United States. Its stores and Websites sell a range of merchandise, including apparel and accessories for men, women, and children; cosmetics; home furnishings; and other consumer goods. Macy's has a market cap of $23.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 4.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Macy's a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Macy's as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and reasonable valuation levels. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Macy's 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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