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 0.3%. By the end of trading, Wesco International rose $0.98 (1.4%) to $70.77 on light volume. Throughout the day, 421,728 shares of Wesco International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 608,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $69.65-$71.22 after having opened the day at $69.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $69.79. Other companies within the Wholesale industry that increased today were: VOXX International ( VOXX), up 5.6%, Bluelinx Holdings ( BXC), up 3.8%, Edgen Group ( EDG), up 3.2% and Coast Distribution System ( CRV), up 2.7%.

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 $3.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 4.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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, solid stock price performance, 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, InfoSonics Corporation ( IFON), down 5.4%, Aegean Marine Petroleum Network ( ANW), down 3.6%, Louisiana-Pacific ( LPX), down 2.4% and Forward Industries ( FORD), down 1.6%.

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