5 Stocks Moving The Wholesale Industry Upward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 142 points (1.0%) at 14,816 as of Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,253 issues advancing vs. 654 declining with 139 unchanged.

The Wholesale industry currently sits up 1.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Avnet ( AVT), up 2.5%, Arrow Electronics ( ARW), up 2.4% and Sysco Corporation ( SYY), up 1.1%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

5. Henry Schein ( HSIC) is one of the companies pushing the Wholesale industry higher today. As of noon trading, Henry Schein is up $1.09 (1.20) to $91.88 on light volume Thus far, 87,643 shares of Henry Schein exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 405,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $90.63-$92.01 after having opened the day at $90.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $90.79.

Henry Schein, Inc. distributes health care products and services primarily to office-based dental, medical, and animal health care practitioners. It operates in two segments, Health Care Distribution and Technology and Value-Added Services. Henry Schein has a market cap of $8.0 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 12.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Henry Schein as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth 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 Henry Schein Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Magna International ( MGA) is up $0.90 (1.58) to $58.02 on average volume Thus far, 297,349 shares of Magna International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 703,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $57.28-$58.11 after having opened the day at $57.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.12.

Magna International Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and engineers automotive systems and components to original equipment manufacturers primarily in North America, Europe, and internationally. Magna International has a market cap of $13.3 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 14.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Magna International 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 Magna International Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, W.W. Grainger ( GWW) is up $1.67 (0.74) to $227.90 on heavy volume Thus far, 306,569 shares of W.W. Grainger exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 396,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $222.02-$227.90 after having opened the day at $224.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $226.23.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. engages in the distribution of maintenance, repair, and operating supplies, as well as other related products and services for businesses and institutions primarily in the United States and Canada. W.W. Grainger has a market cap of $15.6 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 11.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates W.W. Grainger as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full W.W. Grainger Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, AmerisourceBergen ( ABC) is up $0.46 (0.87) to $53.38 on average volume Thus far, 1.6 million shares of AmerisourceBergen exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $53.20-$54.00 after having opened the day at $53.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.92.

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 $12.1 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 22.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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 up $0.89 (0.83) to $107.72 on light volume Thus far, 321,591 shares of McKesson exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $107.33-$107.99 after having opened the day at $107.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $106.83.

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 $24.9 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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 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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