LKQ, HSIC, WCC And ROK, 4 Wholesale Stocks Pushing The Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 20 points (0.1%) at 14,984 as of Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,794 issues advancing vs. 1,149 declining with 104 unchanged.

The Wholesale industry currently sits down 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

4. LKQ Corporation ( LKQ) is one of the companies pushing the Wholesale industry lower today. As of noon trading, LKQ Corporation is down $0.35 (-1.1%) to $30.07 on light volume. Thus far, 303,091 shares of LKQ Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.05-$30.85 after having opened the day at $30.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.42.

LKQ Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides replacement parts, components, and systems needed to repair vehicles, primarily cars and trucks in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, and Central America. LKQ Corporation has a market cap of $8.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector. Shares are up 44.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate LKQ Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates LKQ Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full LKQ Corporation Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Henry Schein ( HSIC) is down $0.64 (-0.6%) to $103.20 on light volume. Thus far, 132,765 shares of Henry Schein exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 392,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $102.92-$104.22 after having opened the day at $103.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $103.84.

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 $8.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 29.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. 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 $0.89 (-1.2%) to $74.73 on light volume. Thus far, 121,517 shares of Wesco International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 545,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $74.48-$75.70 after having opened the day at $75.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $75.62.

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 $3.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 9.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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, Rockwell Automation ( ROK) is down $1.17 (-1.2%) to $98.63 on average volume. Thus far, 311,595 shares of Rockwell Automation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 814,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $98.23-$99.88 after having opened the day at $99.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $99.80.

Rockwell Automation, Inc. provides industrial automation power, control, and information solutions. It operates in two segments, Architecture & Software and Control Products & Solutions. Rockwell Automation has a market cap of $13.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 18.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Rockwell Automation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Rockwell Automation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. 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 Rockwell Automation 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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