NEW YORK, October 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Companies in the Specialty Retailing industry operate stores and dealerships that are focused on specific products such automobiles, auto parts, office supplies, books, kitchenware, housewares, garden centers, toys, and sporting equipment. Today, Stock-Callers.com looks at the most recent performances of the following equities: KAR Auction Services Inc. (NYSE: KAR), Five Below Inc. (NASDAQ: FIVE), Finish Line Inc. (NASDAQ: FINL), and Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS). Today's research reports on the aforementioned stocks are downloadable for free upon registration at:
KAR Auction Services
On Wednesday, shares in Carmel, Indiana headquartered KAR Auction Services Inc. recorded a trading volume of 844,443 shares. The stock ended the session 0.79% higher at $43.55. The Company's shares have gained 5.07% in the last one month, 3.33% in the previous three months, and 20.24% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 3.66% above its 50-day moving average and 12.84% above its 200-day moving average. Moreover, shares of KAR Auction Services, which together with its subsidiaries, provides vehicle auction services in the US, Canada, Mexico, and the UK, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 61.07.
On October 03rd, 2016, Impact Auto Auctions Ltd., a subsidiary of Insurance Auto Auctions (IAA) and a business unit of KAR Auction Services, welcomed more than 250 auto industry professionals and local dignitaries at the grand opening of its new Edmonton auto salvage auction facility. Located at 26419 Twp. Road 525A in Acheson, Alberta, the facility, which features 47 acres of vehicle storage, and a 12,500 square foot office, auction and inspection building, is the largest of its kind in Canada. Visit us today and access our complete research report on KAR at:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania headquartered Five Below Inc.'s stock closed the day 0.28% lower at $38.89 and with a total trading volume of 800,966 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 21.15% since the start of this year. The stock is trading 5.97% below its 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Five Below, which operates as a specialty value retailer in the US, have an RSI of 32.21.
On September 27th, 2016, Five Below announced that it has signed a lease to move its headquarters to 701 Market St. in Center City Philadelphia in early 2018. The company's offices are currently located at 1818 Market St. Five Below signed a long-term lease with Independence Realty L.P., an affiliate of Brickstone Realty, committing over time to occupying approximately 180,000 square feet of office space, plus anticipated retail space on the site of the former home of Lit Brothers department store.
On October 11th, 2016, research firm Citigroup initiated a 'Buy' rating on the Company's stock. The complimentary report on FIVE can be downloaded at:
Shares in Indianapolis, Indiana-based Finish Line Inc. recorded a trading volume of 728,165 shares and ended yesterday's trading session 0.73% higher at $22.21. The stock has advanced 1.19% in the previous three months and 24.75% on an YTD basis. The Company's shares are trading above their 200-day moving average by 11.38%. Furthermore, shares of Finish Line, which together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of athletic shoes, apparel, and accessories in the US, have an RSI of 42.10.
On September 23rd, 2016, Finish Line reported that Q2 FY17 consolidated net sales were $509.4 million, an increase of 5.4% over the prior year's period. Finish Line comparable store sales increased 5.1%. The company's diluted income per share was $0.53 in the reported quarter.
On October 11th, 2016, research firm Susquehanna initiated a 'Neutral' rating on the Company's stock. Register for free on Stock-Callers.com and access the latest research report on FINL at:
Barnes & Noble
New York-based Barnes & Noble Inc.'s stock finished Wednesday's session 1.04% higher at $10.67 with a total trading volume of 294,004 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 29.53% since the start of this year. The stock is trading below its 200-day moving average by 1.49%. Additionally, shares of Barnes & Noble, which operates as a content and commerce company in the US, have an RSI of 38.26.
On September 08th, 2016, Barnes and Nobles reported that total sales for Q1 FY17 were $913.9 million, declining 6.6% as compared to the prior year. For Q1 FY17, comparable store sales declined 6.0%, softer than the company's expectations, due in large part to lower traffic and the challenging retail environment. The consolidated Q1 FY17 net loss from continuing operations was $14.4 million, or $0.20 per share, as compared to a loss from continuing operations of $7.8 million, or $0.27 per share, in Q1 FY16. Get free access to your research report on BKS at:
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