Arrow Electronics Inc (ARW): Today's Featured Wholesale Laggard

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Arrow Electronics ( ARW) pushed the Wholesale industry lower today making it today's featured Wholesale laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.5%. By the end of trading, Arrow Electronics fell $0.52 (-1.1%) to $47.09 on light volume. Throughout the day, 429,366 shares of Arrow Electronics exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 669,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $46.80-$47.50 after having opened the day at $47.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.61. Other companies within the Wholesale industry that declined today were: Edgen Group ( EDG), down 6.9%, InfoSonics Corporation ( IFON), down 6.7%, Hudson Technology ( HDSN), down 4.0% and SED International Holdings ( SED), down 3.9%.

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 $4.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 19.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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 revenue growth, solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the positive front, China Metro-Rural Holdings ( CNR), up 25.0%, Chefs Warehouse Holdings ( CHEF), up 7.0%, Navarre Corporation ( NAVR), up 6.0% and China Auto Logistics ( CALI), up 5.8% , were all gainers within the wholesale industry with Wesco International ( WCC) being today's featured wholesale industry leader.

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