Omnicare Inc (OCR): Today's Featured Wholesale Winner

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Omnicare ( OCR) pushed the Wholesale industry higher today making it today's featured wholesale winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.3%. By the end of trading, Omnicare rose $0.80 (1.5%) to $54.01 on light volume. Throughout the day, 527,243 shares of Omnicare exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 915,400 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $53.02-$54.01 after having opened the day at $53.02 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.21. Other companies within the Wholesale industry that increased today were: VOXX International ( VOXX), up 4.6%, Navarre Corporation ( NAVR), up 3.4%, Newport Corporation ( NEWP), up 2.4% and Chindex International ( CHDX), up 2.3%.

Omnicare, Inc. operates as a healthcare services company that specializes in the management of pharmaceutical care in the United States and Canada. The company operates in two segments, Long-Term Care Group and Specialty Care Group. Omnicare has a market cap of $5.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 47.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Omnicare a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Omnicare as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the negative front, Universal Power Group ( UPG), down 15.1%, China Metro-Rural Holdings ( CNR), down 9.6%, Armco Metals Holdings ( CNAM), down 7.9% and Armco Metals Holdings ( AMCO), down 7.9%.

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