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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