USTR, TECD, IM And BECN, 4 Wholesale Stocks Pushing The Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 36 points (0.3%) at 14,562 as of Thursday, March 28, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,626 issues advancing vs. 1,256 declining with 162 unchanged.

The Wholesale industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. A company within the industry that fell today was Hudson Technology ( HDSN), up 21.8%.

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

4. United Stationers ( USTR) is one of the companies pushing the Wholesale industry lower today. As of noon trading, United Stationers is down $0.52 (-1.3%) to $38.63 on light volume Thus far, 32,622 shares of United Stationers exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 206,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.63-$39.24 after having opened the day at $39.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.15.

United Stationers Inc. engages in the wholesale distribution of business products in North America. United Stationers has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 26.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates United Stationers a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates United Stationers as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full United Stationers Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Tech Data Corporation ( TECD) is down $0.50 (-1.1%) to $45.09 on light volume Thus far, 103,634 shares of Tech Data Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 306,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.73-$45.45 after having opened the day at $45.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.59.

Tech Data Corporation engages in the wholesale distribution of technology products in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Tech Data Corporation has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 0.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Tech Data Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tech Data Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, attractive valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Tech Data Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Ingram Micro ( IM) is down $0.24 (-1.2%) to $19.42 on heavy volume Thus far, 556,949 shares of Ingram Micro exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 717,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.36-$19.67 after having opened the day at $19.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.67.

Ingram Micro Inc. distributes information technology (IT) products; and provides supply chain solutions, mobile device lifecycle services, and logistics solutions worldwide. Ingram Micro has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 16.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Ingram Micro a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ingram Micro as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, 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 Ingram Micro Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Beacon Roofing Supply ( BECN) is down $0.35 (-0.9%) to $38.25 on light volume Thus far, 80,996 shares of Beacon Roofing Supply exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 410,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.16-$38.76 after having opened the day at $38.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.60.

Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. distributes residential and non-residential roofing materials to contractors, home builders, building owners, and other resellers. Beacon Roofing Supply has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 16.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Beacon Roofing Supply a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Beacon Roofing Supply as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels 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 Beacon Roofing Supply Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 5 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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