Medco Health Solutions Inc

(

MHS

) pushed the Wholesale industry lower today making it today's featured Wholesale loser. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.7%. By the end of trading, Medco Health Solutions Inc fell 34 cents (-0.6%) to $53.74 on light volume. Throughout the day, 999,321 shares of Medco Health Solutions Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $53.67-$54.40 after having opened the day at $53.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.08. Other company's within the Wholesale industry that declined today were:

SinoHub Inc

(

SIHI

), down 9.6%,

China Auto Logistics Inc

(

CALI

), down 8.7%,

Shengkai Innovations Inc

(

VALV

), down 6.7%, and

Rada Electronics Industries Inc

(

RADA

), down 5.2%.

Medco Health Solutions, Inc., a healthcare company, provides clinically-driven pharmacy services for private and public employers, health plans, labor unions, government agencies, and individuals primarily in the United States. Medco Health Solutions Inc has a market cap of $20.89 billion and is part of the

services

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.8, equal to the average wholesale industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 11.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Medco Health as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the positive front,

China Armco Metals Inc

(

CNAM

), up 21.5%,

Crystal Rock Holdings Inc

(

CRVP

), up 8.4%, and

Amcon Distributing Company

(

DIT

), up 1.6%, were all gainers within the wholesale industry with

W.W. Grainger Inc

(

GWW

) 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

).

null