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Ingram Micro ( IM) pushed the Wholesale industry lower today making it today's featured Wholesale laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.3%. By the end of trading, Ingram Micro fell $0.70 (-2.3%) to $29.16 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,674,872 shares of Ingram Micro exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,174,300 shares. The stock ranged in price between $29.09-$29.96 after having opened the day at $29.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.86. Other companies within the Wholesale industry that declined today were: Crystal Rock Holdings ( CRVP), down 10.4%, Taitron Components ( TAIT), down 5.4%, Addvantage Technologies Group ( AEY), down 4.9% and Huttig Building Products ( HBP), down 4.7%.

Ingram Micro Inc. distributes information technology (IT) products; and provides IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle, and logistics solutions worldwide. Ingram Micro has a market cap of $4.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 27.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Ingram Micro a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ingram Micro as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

On the positive front, China Metro-Rural Holdings ( CNR), up 6.1%, CHC Group ( HELI), up 4.6%, LKQ Corporation ( LKQ), up 3.4% and InfoSonics Corporation ( IFON), up 2.9% , were all gainers within the wholesale industry with Cardinal Health ( CAH) being today's featured wholesale industry leader.

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