3 Stocks Pushing The Wholesale Industry Higher

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 15 points (0.1%) at 12,980 as of Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, 11:49 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,319 issues advancing vs. 1,553 declining with 162 unchanged.

The Wholesale industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

3. Ingram Micro ( IM) is one of the companies pushing the Wholesale industry higher today. As of noon trading, Ingram Micro is up $0.16 (1.0%) to $16.18 on light volume Thus far, 195,047 shares of Ingram Micro exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.96-$16.21 after having opened the day at $16.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.02.

Ingram Micro Inc. distributes information technology (IT) products and supply chain solutions worldwide. Ingram Micro has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 11.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Ingram Micro a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ingram Micro as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and poor profit margins. Get the full Ingram Micro Ratings Report now.

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