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) pushed the Wholesale industry higher today making it today's featured wholesale winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.5%. By the end of trading, McKesson rose $2.62 (1.5%) to $177.05 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,659,700 shares of McKesson exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,862,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $174.17-$178.36 after having opened the day at $174.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $174.43. Other companies within the Wholesale industry that increased today were:

InfoSonics Corporation



), up 5.5%,

Crystal Rock Holdings



), up 4.6%,

LKQ Corporation



), up 3.5% and

Rada Electronics Industries



), up 3.3%.

McKesson Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, delivers pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, and health care information technologies to the healthcare industry primarily in the United States. It operates in two segments, McKesson Distribution Solutions and McKesson Technology Solutions. McKesson has a market cap of $40.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 8.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate McKesson a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates


as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, 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 sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front,

RTI International Metals



), down 4.7%,

Forward Industries



), down 4.0%,

Armco Metals Holdings



), down 2.3% and

Peerless Systems Corporation



), down 1.6%.

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iShares Dow Jones US Cons Goods



) while those bearish on the wholesale industry could consider

ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods




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