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Rockwell Automation



) pushed the Wholesale industry lower today making it today's featured Wholesale laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.1%. By the end of trading, Rockwell Automation fell $1.02 (-1.1%) to $92.02 on average volume. Throughout the day, 645,547 shares of Rockwell Automation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 805,300 shares. The stock ranged in price between $91.60-$93.30 after having opened the day at $93.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $93.04. Other companies within the Wholesale industry that declined today were:

InfoSonics Corporation



), down 7.2%,

Aegean Marine Petroleum Network



), down 6.0%,

Chindex International



), down 4.2% and

Commercial Vehicle Group



), down 3.6%.

Rockwell Automation, Inc. provides industrial automation power, control, and information solutions. It operates in two segments, Architecture & Software and Control Products & Solutions. Rockwell Automation has a market cap of $12.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 10.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Rockwell Automation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Rockwell Automation

as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front,

Empire Resources Incorporated



), up 4.6%,

Arrow Electronics



), up 3.9%,




), up 3.8% and

SED International Holdings



), up 2.6% , were all gainers within the wholesale industry with




) being today's featured wholesale industry leader.

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