3 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Retail Industry

All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 18 points (-0.1%) at 16,848 as of Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,599 issues advancing vs. 1,307 declining with 169 unchanged.

The Retail industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. A company within the industry that fell today was Dollar General ( DG), up 1.2%.

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

3. Luxottica Group SpA ( LUX) is one of the companies pushing the Retail industry lower today. As of noon trading, Luxottica Group SpA is down $2.02 (-3.5%) to $55.43 on heavy volume. Thus far, 56,815 shares of Luxottica Group SpA exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 49,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $55.20-$55.71 after having opened the day at $55.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.45.

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Luxottica Group S.p.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides fashion, luxury, sports, and performance eyewear worldwide. It operates through two segments, Manufacturing and Wholesale Distribution, and Retail Distribution. Luxottica Group SpA has a market cap of $27.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 11.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Luxottica Group SpA a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Luxottica Group SpA 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, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Luxottica Group SpA Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Dollar Tree Stores ( DLTR) is down $3.56 (-4.3%) to $78.47 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.3 million shares of Dollar Tree Stores exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $77.90-$81.37 after having opened the day at $81.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $82.03.

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Dollar Tree, Inc. operates discount variety stores in the United States and Canada. Its stores offer merchandise at the fixed price of $1.00. Dollar Tree Stores has a market cap of $18.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 6.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Dollar Tree Stores a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dollar Tree Stores as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Dollar Tree Stores Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Home Depot ( HD) is down $0.66 (-0.5%) to $125.04 on light volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Home Depot exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $124.48-$125.87 after having opened the day at $125.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $125.70.

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The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. Home Depot has a market cap of $157.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 5.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Home Depot a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Home Depot as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. 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 Home Depot 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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