5 Wholesale Stocks Dragging The Industry Down

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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 5 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

5. Macquarie Infrastructure Company ( MIC) is one of the companies pushing the Wholesale industry lower today. As of noon trading, Macquarie Infrastructure Company is down $1.32 (-2.3%) to $56.44 on average volume. Thus far, 134,397 shares of Macquarie Infrastructure Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 292,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.11-$58.13 after having opened the day at $57.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.76.

Macquarie Infrastructure Company LLC, through its subsidiaries, owns, operates, and invests in a diversified group of infrastructure businesses in the United States. Macquarie Infrastructure Company has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 26.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Macquarie Infrastructure Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Macquarie Infrastructure Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Macquarie Infrastructure Company Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, MSC Industrial Direct ( MSM) is down $0.80 (-0.9%) to $83.82 on light volume. Thus far, 64,616 shares of MSC Industrial Direct exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 341,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $83.46-$84.43 after having opened the day at $84.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $84.62.

MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a direct marketer and distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) products to industrial customers in the United States. MSC Industrial Direct has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 12.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate MSC Industrial Direct a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates MSC Industrial Direct 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, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full MSC Industrial Direct Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Henry Schein ( HSIC) is down $0.93 (-0.9%) to $105.06 on average volume. Thus far, 184,880 shares of Henry Schein exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 389,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $105.03-$106.56 after having opened the day at $106.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $105.99.

Henry Schein, Inc. distributes health care products and services primarily to office-based dental, medical, and animal health care practitioners. It operates in two segments, Health Care Distribution and Technology and Value-Added Services. Henry Schein has a market cap of $9.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 32.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Henry Schein a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Henry Schein as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Henry Schein Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Wesco International ( WCC) is down $0.96 (-1.2%) to $76.96 on light volume. Thus far, 102,714 shares of Wesco International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 547,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $76.46-$77.94 after having opened the day at $77.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $77.92.

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 $3.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 15.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 11 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, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Wesco International Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, W.W. Grainger ( GWW) is down $2.11 (-0.8%) to $265.84 on light volume. Thus far, 102,047 shares of W.W. Grainger exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 297,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $264.50-$266.66 after having opened the day at $266.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $267.95.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. engages in the distribution of maintenance, repair, and operating supplies, as well as other related products and services for businesses and institutions primarily in the United States and Canada. W.W. Grainger has a market cap of $18.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 32.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate W.W. Grainger a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates W.W. Grainger as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full W.W. Grainger 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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