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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 49 points (0.3%) at 16,534 as of Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,585 issues advancing vs. 1,317 declining with 152 unchanged.

The Wholesale industry currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%.

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

3.

Core-Mark

(

CORE

) is one of the companies pushing the Wholesale industry lower today. As of noon trading, Core-Mark is down $2.72 (-3.6%) to $72.85 on average volume. Thus far, 105,149 shares of Core-Mark exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 202,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $71.90-$75.00 after having opened the day at $72.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $75.57.

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Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, markets fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the convenience retail industry. Core-Mark has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 7.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Core-Mark a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Core-Mark

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

Core-Mark Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Avnet

(

AVT

) is down $0.42 (-1.0%) to $40.80 on light volume. Thus far, 186,276 shares of Avnet exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.79-$41.36 after having opened the day at $41.31 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.22.

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Avnet, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, distributes electronic components, enterprise computer and storage products, IT solutions and services, and embedded subsystems in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia/Pacific. Avnet has a market cap of $5.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 3.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Avnet a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Avnet

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Avnet Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

W W Grainger

(

GWW

) is down $1.34 (-0.6%) to $214.63 on light volume. Thus far, 143,196 shares of W W Grainger exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 861,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $213.72-$217.88 after having opened the day at $217.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $215.97.

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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 $13.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 6.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate W W Grainger a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 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 growth in earnings per share, notable return on equity, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. 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

).