Hain Celestial Group Inc. (HAIN): Today's Featured Wholesale Winner

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Hain Celestial Group ( HAIN) pushed the Wholesale industry higher today making it today's featured wholesale winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.2%. By the end of trading, Hain Celestial Group rose $1.38 (1.8%) to $79.56 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 797,479 shares of Hain Celestial Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 515,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $78.80-$80.40 after having opened the day at $79.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.18. Other companies within the Wholesale industry that increased today were: Armco Metals Holdings ( AMCO), up 37.0%, Armco Metals Holdings ( CNAM), up 37.0%, China Auto Logistics ( CALI), up 7.3% and Lawson Products ( LAWS), up 5.3%.

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells organic and natural products. Hain Celestial Group has a market cap of $3.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 41.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Hain Celestial Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Hain Celestial Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the negative front, SED International Holdings ( SED), down 7.1%, Hudson Technology ( HDSN), down 6.7%, Peerless Systems Corporation ( PRLS), down 4.8% and China Metro-Rural Holdings ( CNR), down 4.5% , were all laggards within the wholesale industry with W.W. Grainger ( GWW) being today's wholesale industry laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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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