Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. W.W. Grainger ( GWW) pushed the Wholesale industry higher today making it today's featured wholesale winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.2%. By the end of trading, W.W. Grainger rose $3.14 (1.5%) to $206.66 on average volume. Throughout the day, 655,353 shares of W.W. Grainger exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 517,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $203.74-$208.71 after having opened the day at $204.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $203.52. Other companies within the Wholesale industry that increased today were: Armco Metals Holdings ( CNAM), up 6.2%, Educational Development Corporation ( EDUC), up 2.3%, Lawson Products ( LAWS), up 2%, and Crystal Rock Holdings ( CRVP), up 1.9%.
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