4 Stocks Pushing The Wholesale Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 33 points (-0.2%) at 14,002 as of Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, 11:50 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,057 issues advancing vs. 1,779 declining with 154 unchanged.

The Wholesale industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%.

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

4. Arrow Electronics ( ARW) is one of the companies pushing the Wholesale industry higher today. As of noon trading, Arrow Electronics is up $0.48 (1.2%) to $42.04 on average volume Thus far, 473,230 shares of Arrow Electronics exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 769,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.60-$42.26 after having opened the day at $41.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.56.

Arrow Electronics, Inc. distributes products, services, and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions worldwide. Arrow Electronics has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 7.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Arrow Electronics a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Arrow Electronics as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Arrow Electronics Ratings Report now.

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