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Sysco Corporation



) pushed the Wholesale industry lower today making it today's featured Wholesale laggard. The industry as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Sysco Corporation fell $0.36 (-1.1%) to $31.89 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2,433,344 shares of Sysco Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,245,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $31.81-$32.30 after having opened the day at $32.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.25. Other companies within the Wholesale industry that declined today were:

China Auto Logistics



), down 4.0%,

Lawson Products



), down 3.6%,

SED International Holdings



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), down 2.4% and

Navarre Corporation



), down 2.4%.

Sysco Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the marketing and distribution of a range of food and related products primarily to the foodservice or food-away-from-home industry. Sysco Corporation has a market cap of $19.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 2.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Sysco Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Sysco Corporation

as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the positive front,

Armco Metals Holdings



), up 11.4%,

Armco Metals Holdings



), up 11.4%,

Aegean Marine Petroleum Network



), up 4.3% and

Coast Distribution System



), up 4.1%.

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) while those bearish on the wholesale industry could consider

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