The wholesale industry was unchanged today. Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc ( ANW), Universal Power Group Inc ( UPG), SED International Holdings Inc ( SED), and Amcon Distributing Company ( DIT) were all winners today within the wholesale industry with Genuine Parts Company ( GPC) being today's featured wholesale winner. Genuine Parts Company rose 29 cents (0.5%) to $54.58 on light volume. Throughout the day, 843,999 shares of Genuine Parts Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares.

Genuine Parts Company distributes automotive replacement parts, industrial replacement parts, office products, and electrical/electronic materials in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico. Genuine Parts Company has a market cap of $8.2 billion and is part of the services sector.

TheStreet Ratings rates Genuine Parts as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, notable return on equity and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the negative front, China Armco Metals Inc ( CNAM), Taitron Components Inc ( TAIT), Arrow Electronics Inc ( ARW), and Rada Electronics Industries Inc ( RADA) 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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