3 Wholesale Stocks Nudging The Industry Higher

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 26 points (0.2%) at 15,572 as of Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,636 issues advancing vs. 1,285 declining with 117 unchanged.

The Wholesale industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%.

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

3. Avnet ( AVT) is one of the companies pushing the Wholesale industry higher today. As of noon trading, Avnet is up $0.37 (1.0%) to $36.97 on average volume. Thus far, 318,386 shares of Avnet exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 750,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.58-$37.03 after having opened the day at $36.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.60.

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 $5.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 19.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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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2. As of noon trading, Genuine Parts Company ( GPC) is up $0.48 (0.6%) to $82.32 on average volume. Thus far, 439,315 shares of Genuine Parts Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 823,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $81.94-$82.53 after having opened the day at $82.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $81.84.

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 $12.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 28.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Genuine Parts Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 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, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. 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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1. As of noon trading, Sysco Corporation ( SYY) is up $0.21 (0.6%) to $35.95 on light volume. Thus far, 866,927 shares of Sysco Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.66-$36.00 after having opened the day at $35.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.74.

Sysco Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the marketing and distribution of a range of food and related products primarily to the foodservice or food-away-from-home industry. Sysco Corporation has a market cap of $21.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 13.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Sysco Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sysco Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations, reasonable valuation levels and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Sysco 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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