3 Wholesale Stocks Moving The Industry Upward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 57 points (-0.4%) at 15,601 as of Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,233 issues advancing vs. 1,686 declining with 120 unchanged.

The Wholesale industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%.

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

3. MWI Veterinary Supply ( MWIV) is one of the companies pushing the Wholesale industry higher today. As of noon trading, MWI Veterinary Supply is up $5.06 (3.5%) to $151.82 on heavy volume. Thus far, 44,953 shares of MWI Veterinary Supply exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 56,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $146.70-$153.59 after having opened the day at $147.09 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $146.76.

MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the distribution of animal health products to veterinarians in the United States and the United Kingdom. MWI Veterinary Supply has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 33.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate MWI Veterinary Supply a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates MWI Veterinary Supply as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full MWI Veterinary Supply Ratings Report now.

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