We looked at the Specialty Stores industry and measured relative performance to find the top stocks. Relative outperformance is a bullish sign of underlying fundamental and technical strength. We look at yesterday's price action of all companies in this peer group.
Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) ranks first with a gain of 1.81%; Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS) ranks second with a gain of 1.59%; and Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance (NASDAQ:ULTA) ranks third with a gain of 1.34%.
OfficeMax (NYSE:OMX) follows with a gain of 0.62% and Tiffany & Co (NYSE:TIF) rounds out the top five with a gain of 0.51%.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. operates superstores and mall-based bookstores throughout the US. The Company operates book superstores under the names Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Bookstop, and Bookstar. Barnes & Noble also operates bookstores in shopping malls under the names B. Dalton Bookseller, Doubleday Book Shops, and Scribner's Bookstore.