1. As of noon trading, Airgas ( ARG) is down $0.54 (-0.6%) to $97.61 on light volume Thus far, 165,307 shares of Airgas exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 559,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $97.44-$98.10 after having opened the day at $98.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $98.15. Airgas, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the distribution of industrial, medical, and specialty gases in the United States. Airgas has a market cap of $7.4 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 7.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Airgas a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Airgas as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Airgas Ratings Report now. It's Official: Action Alerts PLUS beats the S&P 500 with Dividends Reinvested! Cramer and Link were up 16.72% in 2012. Were you? See what they are trading for 14-days FREE If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, 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). A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: 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.