The wholesale industry closed the day up 0.9%. China Armco Metals Inc ( CNAM), Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc ( ANW), LKQ Corporation ( LKQX), and Audiovox Corporation ( VOXX) were all winners today within the wholesale industry with McKesson Inc ( MCK) being today's featured wholesale winner. McKesson Inc rose $1.04 (1.5%) to $70.39 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2.2 million shares of McKesson Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares.

McKesson Corporation offers medicines, pharmaceutical supplies, and information and care management products and services for the healthcare industry. It operates through two segments, Distribution Solutions and Technology Solutions. McKesson Inc has a market cap of $17.4 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.4, above the average wholesale industry P/E ratio of 15.3 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 0.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates McKesson as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front, SinoHub Inc ( SIHI), Spartan Stores Inc ( SPTN), Lawson Products Inc ( LAWS), and Nash-Finch Company ( NAFC) were all losers within the wholesale industry with Staar Surgical ( STAA) being today's wholesale industry Loser Spotlight stock.

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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