Henry Schein Inc. (HSIC): Today's Featured Wholesale Winner

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Henry Schein ( HSIC) pushed the Wholesale industry higher today making it today's featured wholesale winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.8%. By the end of trading, Henry Schein rose $1.47 (1.3%) to $114.84 on average volume. Throughout the day, 502,448 shares of Henry Schein exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 384,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $113.03-$114.90 after having opened the day at $113.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $113.37. Other companies within the Wholesale industry that increased today were: Crystal Rock Holdings ( CRVP), up 9.8%, InfoSonics Corporation ( IFON), up 9.7%, China Auto Logistics ( CALI), up 7.2% and Addvantage Technologies Group ( AEY), up 7.2%.

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 $9.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 0.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Henry Schein a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 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 solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the negative front, Armco Metals Holdings ( AMCO), down 3.4%, Hudson Technology ( HDSN), down 2.5%, Aegean Marine Petroleum Network ( ANW), down 2.2% and DXP ( DXPE), down 2.2% , were all laggards within the wholesale industry with LKQ Corporation ( LKQ) 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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