Arrow Electronics

(

ARW

) pushed the Wholesale industry lower today making it today's featured Wholesale loser. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.1%. By the end of trading, Arrow Electronics fell 38 cents (-1.1%) to $34.27 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 1.2 million shares of Arrow Electronics exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 788,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $34.04-$35.01 after having opened the day at $34.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.65. Other company's within the Wholesale industry that declined today were:

Rada Electronics Industries

(

RADA

), down 6.9%,

Lawson Products

(

LAWS

), down 5.5%,

China Armco Metals

(

CNAM

), down 5.4%, and

Senomyx

(

SNMX

), down 4.6%.

Arrow Electronics, Inc. distributes products, services, and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions worldwide. Arrow Electronics has a market cap of $3.77 billion and is part of the

services

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.7, equal to the average wholesale industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 7.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are seven analysts that rate Arrow Electronics a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and one rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Arrow Electronics as a

buy

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

On the positive front,

Westinghouse Solar

(

WEST

), up 12.6%,

China Auto Logistics

(

CALI

), up 8.1%,

Educational Development Corporation

(

EDUC

), up 5.9%, and

Universal Power Group

(

UPG

), up 5.3%, were all gainers within the wholesale industry with

Genuine Parts Company

(

GPC

) being today's featured wholesale industry winner.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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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