Cardinal Health Inc (CAH): Today's Featured Wholesale Winner

The wholesale industry closed the day down 1.3%. China Armco Metals Inc ( CNAM), Lawson Products Inc ( LAWS), Sims Metal Management ( SMS), and Richardson Electronics ( RELL) were all winners today within the wholesale industry with Cardinal Health Inc ( CAH) being today's featured wholesale winner. Cardinal Health Inc rose 28 cents (0.7%) to $40.26 on average volume. Throughout the day, five million shares of Cardinal Health Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares.

Cardinal Health, Inc. operates as a healthcare services company that provides pharmaceutical and medical products and services. The company operates in two segments, Pharmaceutical and Medical. Cardinal Health Inc has a market cap of $14 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.8, below the average wholesale industry P/E ratio of 14.9 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 5.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cardinal Health as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, solid stock price performance, 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, Grupo Casa Saba S.A. de C.V ( SAB), Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc ( ANW), Chindex International Inc ( CHDX), and Olympic Steel ( ZEUS) were all losers within the wholesale industry with Macquarie Infrastructure Company ( MIC) 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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