3 Stocks Pulling The Retail Industry Downward

One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 12 points (-0.1%) at 17,120 as of Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,370 issues advancing vs. 1,574 declining with 161 unchanged.

The Retail industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Cencosud ( CNCO), down 6.0%, and Kroger ( KR), down 0.6%. A company within the industry that increased today was CVS Health ( CVS), up 0.5%.

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

3. Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao ( CBD) is one of the companies pushing the Retail industry lower today. As of noon trading, Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao is down $1.07 (-7.1%) to $13.98 on heavy volume. Thus far, 890,233 shares of Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 846,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.87-$14.54 after having opened the day at $14.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.05.

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Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao engages in the retail of food, clothing, home appliances, electronics, and other products through its chain of hypermarkets, supermarkets, specialized stores, and department stores primarily in Brazil. Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao has a market cap of $4.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 59.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate 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 reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Ross Stores ( ROST) is down $0.67 (-1.3%) to $49.86 on light volume. Thus far, 852,435 shares of Ross Stores exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.85-$50.65 after having opened the day at $50.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.53.

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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. It primarily offers apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions. Ross Stores has a market cap of $20.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 7.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Ross Stores a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 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 solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Ross Stores Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, O'Reilly Automotive ( ORLY) is down $4.35 (-1.7%) to $252.72 on light volume. Thus far, 252,201 shares of O'Reilly Automotive exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 711,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $252.68-$257.23 after having opened the day at $256.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $257.07.

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O'Reilly Automotive, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the retail of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment, and accessories in the United States. O'Reilly Automotive has a market cap of $25.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 33.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate O'Reilly Automotive a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates O'Reilly Automotive as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full O'Reilly Automotive 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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