5 Stocks Pushing The Wholesale Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 30 points (-0.2%) at 14,005 as of Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, 12:04 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 991 issues advancing vs. 1,875 declining with 138 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 5 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

5. Owens & Minor ( OMI) is one of the companies pushing the Wholesale industry lower today. As of noon trading, Owens & Minor is down $1.01 (-3.2%) to $31.05 on average volume Thus far, 267,165 shares of Owens & Minor exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 510,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.80-$31.95 after having opened the day at $31.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.06.

Owens & Minor, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides distribution, third-party logistics, and other supply-chain management services to healthcare providers and suppliers of medical and surgical products. Owens & Minor has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 11.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Owens & Minor a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Owens & Minor as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Owens & Minor Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Magna International ( MGA) is down $0.42 (-0.8%) to $53.84 on light volume Thus far, 203,293 shares of Magna International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 586,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $53.77-$54.18 after having opened the day at $54.17 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.26.

Magna International Inc. designs, develops, and manufactures automotive systems, assemblies, modules, and components; and engineers and assembles vehicles to original equipment manufacturers of cars and light trucks in North America, Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa. Magna International has a market cap of $12.6 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 8.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Magna International a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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

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3. As of noon trading, Omnicare ( OCR) is down $0.72 (-1.8%) to $38.58 on heavy volume Thus far, 807,592 shares of Omnicare exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 978,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.33-$39.79 after having opened the day at $39.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.30.

Omnicare, Inc. operates as a healthcare services company that specializes in the management of pharmaceutical care in the United States and Canada. Omnicare has a market cap of $4.4 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 9.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Omnicare a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Omnicare as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Omnicare Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, AmerisourceBergen ( ABC) is down $0.37 (-0.8%) to $46.85 on light volume Thus far, 740,662 shares of AmerisourceBergen exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.77-$47.39 after having opened the day at $47.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.22.

AmerisourceBergen Corporation, a pharmaceutical services company, provides drug distribution and related services to healthcare providers and pharmaceutical manufacturers primarily in the United States and Canada. AmerisourceBergen has a market cap of $10.7 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 7.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate AmerisourceBergen a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates AmerisourceBergen as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income 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 AmerisourceBergen Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, McKesson ( MCK) is down $0.58 (-0.6%) to $103.29 on average volume Thus far, 544,779 shares of McKesson exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $102.97-$104.24 after having opened the day at $103.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $103.87.

McKesson Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, delivers pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, and health care information technologies to the healthcare industry primarily in the United States. It operates in two segments, McKesson Distribution Solutions and McKesson Technology Solutions. McKesson has a market cap of $24.1 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 6.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate McKesson a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates McKesson as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, notable return on equity, growth in earnings per share and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full McKesson Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 4 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.

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