4 Stocks Dragging The Wholesale Industry Downward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 11 points (-0.1%) at 15,227 as of Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 560 issues advancing vs. 2,425 declining with 97 unchanged.

The Wholesale industry currently sits down 0.58 versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.37.

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

4. Louisiana-Pacific ( LPX) is one of the companies pushing the Wholesale industry lower today. As of noon trading, Louisiana-Pacific is down $0.38 (-2.3%) to $16.38 on light volume Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Louisiana-Pacific exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $16.15-$16.55 after having opened the day at $16.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.76.

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in manufacturing and distributing building products for new home construction, repair and remodeling, manufactured housing, and light industrial and commercial construction. Louisiana-Pacific has a market cap of $2.3 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 13.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Louisiana-Pacific a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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

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3. As of noon trading, Genuine Parts Company ( GPC) is down $0.42 (-0.5%) to $77.51 on light volume Thus far, 128,363 shares of Genuine Parts Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 806,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $76.93-$77.80 after having opened the day at $76.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $77.93.

Genuine Parts Company distributes automotive replacement parts, industrial replacement parts, office products, and electrical/electronic materials in the United States, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Canada. Genuine Parts Company has a market cap of $12.0 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.7, 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 Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Genuine Parts Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Genuine Parts Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Genuine Parts Company Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Rockwell Automation ( ROK) is down $0.54 (-0.6%) to $85.86 on light volume Thus far, 320,459 shares of Rockwell Automation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 960,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $85.11-$85.88 after having opened the day at $85.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $86.40.

Rockwell Automation, Inc. provides industrial automation power, control, and information solutions. It operates in two segments, Architecture & Software and Control Products & Solutions. Rockwell Automation has a market cap of $12.1 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 2.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Rockwell Automation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Rockwell Automation 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, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Rockwell Automation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, McKesson ( MCK) is down $0.78 (-0.7%) to $113.88 on light volume Thus far, 288,345 shares of McKesson exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $113.51-$114.31 after having opened the day at $113.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $114.66.

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 $25.8 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 17.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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 good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance, 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 has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full McKesson Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 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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