Medco Health Solutions Inc. (MHS): Today's Featured Wholesale Winner

The wholesale industry closed the day up 1.8%. Bluelinx Holdings Inc ( BXC), Chindex International Inc ( CHDX), Olympic Steel ( ZEUS), and Navarre Corporation ( NAVR) were all winners today within the wholesale industry with Medco Health Solutions Inc ( MHS) being today's featured wholesale winner. Medco Health Solutions Inc rose 98 cents (2%) to $49.07 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2.5 million shares of Medco Health Solutions Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.4 million shares.

Medco Health Solutions, Inc., a healthcare company, provides clinically-driven pharmacy services for private and public employers, health plans, labor unions, government agencies, and individuals primarily in the United States. Medco Health Solutions Inc has a market cap of $18.2 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14, equal to the average wholesale industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 22.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Medco Health as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

On the negative front, InfoSonics Corporation ( IFON), China Auto Logistics Inc ( CALI), China Armco Metals Inc ( CNAM), and Crystal Rock Holdings Inc ( CRVP) were all losers within the wholesale industry with Senomyx Inc ( SNMX) 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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