ARW, AVT And LKQ, 3 Wholesale Stocks Pushing The Industry Lower

All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 63 points (0.4%) at 15,199 as of Monday, July 8, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,878 issues advancing vs. 1,083 declining with 93 unchanged.

The Wholesale industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.0%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

3. Arrow Electronics ( ARW) is one of the companies pushing the Wholesale industry lower today. As of noon trading, Arrow Electronics is down $0.34 (-0.8%) to $40.74 on light volume. Thus far, 168,117 shares of Arrow Electronics exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 656,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.53-$41.30 after having opened the day at $41.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.08.

Arrow Electronics, Inc. provides products, services, and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions worldwide. It operates in two segments, Global Components and Global Enterprise Computing Solutions. Arrow Electronics has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 7.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Arrow Electronics a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Arrow Electronics as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year 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 weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Arrow Electronics Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Avnet ( AVT) is down $0.24 (-0.7%) to $34.75 on light volume. Thus far, 157,562 shares of Avnet exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 820,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.61-$35.00 after having opened the day at $35.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.99.

Avnet, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, distributes electronic components, enterprise computer and storage products, and embedded subsystems in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Avnet has a market cap of $4.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 14.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Avnet a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Avnet 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 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 weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Avnet Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, LKQ Corporation ( LKQ) is down $0.17 (-0.7%) to $25.98 on light volume. Thus far, 505,893 shares of LKQ Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.97-$26.44 after having opened the day at $26.31 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.15.

LKQ Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides replacement parts, components, and systems needed to repair vehicles, primarily cars and trucks in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, and Central America. LKQ Corporation has a market cap of $7.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 23.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate LKQ Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates LKQ Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income, growth in earnings per share, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full LKQ Corporation 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).

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