LUX, CDW And HD, Pushing Retail Industry Downward

All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 59 points (-0.3%) at 17,945 as of Monday, April 25, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 715 issues advancing vs. 2,208 declining with 162 unchanged.

The Retail industry currently sits down 1.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. A company within the industry that increased today was Kroger ( KR), up 1.9%.

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 $0.58 (-1.1%) to $53.54 on average volume. Thus far, 22,646 shares of Luxottica Group SpA exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 57,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $53.41-$53.61 after having opened the day at $53.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.12.

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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 $26.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 16.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Luxottica Group SpA a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Luxottica Group SpA as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. Get the full Luxottica Group SpA Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, CDW ( CDW) is down $2.15 (-5.1%) to $39.94 on heavy volume. Thus far, 858,672 shares of CDW exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 981,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.70-$41.59 after having opened the day at $40.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.09.

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CDW Corporation distributes information technology (IT) solutions in North America and the United Kingdom. It operates in two segments, Corporate and Public. CDW has a market cap of $7.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. Shares are up 0.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate CDW a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CDW 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full CDW Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Home Depot ( HD) is down $0.78 (-0.6%) to $134.88 on light volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Home Depot exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $134.28-$135.33 after having opened the day at $135.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $135.66.

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The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. Home Depot has a market cap of $168.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 2.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Home Depot a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 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 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 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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