NEW YORK, August 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
The Specialty Retail industry includes stores and dealerships that are focused on a single product. This includes auto parts and dealerships, home improvement, office supplies, toys, sporting equipment, and other focused retail operations. Stocks to review on Stock-Callers.com are: Jumei International Holding Ltd (NYSE: JMEI), CST Brands Inc. (NYSE: CST), ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA), and Genuine Parts Co. (NYSE: GPC). Today's research reports on the aforementioned stocks are downloadable for free upon registration at:
Jumei Intl. Holding
Beijing, the People's Republic of China headquartered Jumei International Holding Ltd's stock finished Thursday's session 1.06% higher at $4.76 with a total volume of 614,901 shares traded. The Company's shares have advanced 11.74% in the past month. The stock is trading 9.09% above its 50-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Jumei International Holding, which operates as an online retailer of beauty products in the People's Republic of China, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 64.28. Visit us today and access our complete research report on JMEI at:
On Thursday, shares in San Antonio, Texas headquartered CST Brands Inc. recorded a trading volume of 2.19 million shares, which was above their three months average volume of 1.26 million shares. The stock ended the session 0.19% lower at $47.68. The Company's shares have advanced 8.22% in the last one month, 26.20% in the previous three months, and 22.21% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 7.57% above its 50-day moving average and 21.48% above its 200-day moving average. Moreover, shares of CST Brands, which through its subsidiaries, operates as an independent retailer of motor fuel and convenience merchandise items in the US and eastern Canada, have an RSI of 69.69.
On August 22nd, 2016, CST Brands announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement with Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., under which Couche-Tard will acquire all of the shares of CST for $48.53 per share in cash, representing a total enterprise value of approximately $4.4 billion, including the assumption of net debt. Couche-Tard expects to finance the transaction with available cash, its existing credit facilities and a new term loan. The transaction is currently expected to close early calendar year 2017, subject to the approval of CST's stockholders and regulatory approvals in the US and Canada.
On August 23rd, 2016, research firm Macquarie downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Outperform' to 'Neutral'. The complimentary report on CST can be downloaded at:
ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance
Shares in Bolingbrook, Illinois-based ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc. closed the day 0.92% lower at $271.45. The stock recorded a trading volume of 2.13 million shares, which as higher than its three months average volume of 709,670 shares. The Company's shares have gained 5.32% in the last month, 27.03% in the previous three months, and 46.73% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 6.56% and 32.58% above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Additionally, shares of ULTA Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, which sells cosmetics, fragrance, skin, and hair care products, and provides salon services, have an RSI of 64.84.
On August 22nd, 2016, research firm Piper Jaffray reiterated its 'Overweight' rating on the Company's stock with an increase of the target price from $250 a share to $290 a share.
On August 25th, 2016, ULTA announced that net sales increased 21.9% to $1,069.2 million from $877.0 million in Q2 FY15. The company's comparable sales increased 14.4% compared to an increase of 10.1% in Q2 FY15. ULTA's net income increased 21.3% to $90.0 million compared to $74.2 million in Q2 FY15. Register for free on Stock-Callers.com and access the latest research report on ULTA at:
At the close, shares in Atlanta, Georgia-based Genuine Parts Co. ended the day at $104.17, which was a slight decline of 0.26%. The stock recorded a trading volume of 537,505 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 2.40% in the last one month, 8.89% over the previous three months, and 22.98% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 3.04% and 11.99%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Genuine Parts, which distributes automotive replacement parts, industrial replacement parts, office products, and electrical/electronic materials in the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and the Caribbean region, have an RSI of 63.22.
On August 15th, 2016, Genuine Parts announced that its Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of sixty-five and three-quarters cents ($0.6575) per share on the Company's common stock. The dividend is payable October 3rd, 2016 to shareholders of record September 9th, 2016. Get free access to your research report on GPC at:
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