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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 41 points (-0.2%) at 18,075 as of Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,371 issues advancing vs. 1,586 declining with 175 unchanged.

The Wholesale industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. A company within the industry that increased today was

HD Supply Holdings

(

HDS

), up 3.4%.

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

3.

Rockwell Automation

(

ROK

) is one of the companies pushing the Wholesale industry higher today. As of noon trading, Rockwell Automation is up $1.30 (1.1%) to $116.55 on light volume. Thus far, 402,656 shares of Rockwell Automation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $114.75-$116.67 after having opened the day at $114.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $115.25.

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Rockwell Automation, Inc. provides industrial automation power, control, and information solutions. The company operates through two segments, Architecture & Software and Control Products & Solutions. Rockwell Automation has a market cap of $15.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 3.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Rockwell Automation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Rockwell Automation

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Rockwell Automation Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Fastenal

(

FAST

) is up $0.41 (1.0%) to $42.63 on light volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Fastenal exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.15-$42.85 after having opened the day at $42.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.22.

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Fastenal Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the wholesale distribution of industrial and construction supplies in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company offers fasteners, and other industrial and construction supplies primarily under the Fastenal name. Fastenal has a market cap of $12.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 11.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Fastenal a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Fastenal

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Fastenal Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

W W Grainger

(

GWW

) is up $2.19 (0.9%) to $235.76 on light volume. Thus far, 223,440 shares of W W Grainger exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 607,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $233.53-$236.26 after having opened the day at $233.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $233.57.

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W.W. Grainger, Inc. operates as a distributor of maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) supplies; and other related products and services that are used by businesses and institutions primarily in the United States and Canada. W W Grainger has a market cap of $15.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 8.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate W W Grainger a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

W W Grainger

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

W W Grainger 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 wholesale industry could consider

iShares Dow Jones US Cons Goods

(

IYK

) while those bearish on the wholesale industry could consider

ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods

(

SZK

).

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