4 Stocks Pushing The Wholesale Industry Lower

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 14 points (0.1%) at 12,892 as of Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,435 issues advancing vs. 1,435 declining with 148 unchanged.

The Wholesale industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.0%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

4. MWI Veterinary Supply ( MWIV) is one of the companies pushing the Wholesale industry lower today. As of noon trading, MWI Veterinary Supply is down $1.76 (-1.5%) to $114.21 on light volume Thus far, 8,836 shares of MWI Veterinary Supply exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 46,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $113.50-$115.36 after having opened the day at $115.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $115.97.

MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the distribution of animal health products to veterinarians in the United States and the United Kingdom. MWI Veterinary Supply has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 76.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate MWI Veterinary Supply a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates MWI Veterinary Supply as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full MWI Veterinary Supply Ratings Report now.

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