Wesco International Inc. (WCC): Today's Featured Wholesale Winner

Wesco International ( WCC) pushed the Wholesale industry higher today making it today's featured wholesale winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.3%. By the end of trading, Wesco International rose $1.51 (2.2%) to $68.86 on light volume. Throughout the day, 344,534 shares of Wesco International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 677,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $67.88-$69.24 after having opened the day at $68.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $67.35. Other companies within the Wholesale industry that increased today were: Bluelinx Holdings ( BXC), up 14.0%, InfoSonics Corporation ( IFON), up 11.6%, Global Partners ( GLP), up 5.5% and Chindex International ( CHDX), up 4.4%.

WESCO International, Inc. engages in the distribution of electrical, industrial, and communications maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) products; and original equipment manufacturers products and construction materials. It also provides supply chain management and logistics services. Wesco International has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Wesco International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Wesco International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

On the negative front, Armco Metals Holdings ( CNAM), down 9.6%, Coast Distribution System ( CRV), down 5.4%, Rada Electronics Industries ( RADA), down 4.7% and Universal Power Group ( UPG), down 2.1%.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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).

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