3 Stocks Moving The Wholesale Industry Upward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 34 points (0.2%) at 16,464 as of Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,014 issues advancing vs. 970 declining with 140 unchanged.

The Wholesale industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

3. Genuine Parts ( GPC) is one of the companies pushing the Wholesale industry higher today. As of noon trading, Genuine Parts is up $0.42 (0.5%) to $83.29 on light volume. Thus far, 182,706 shares of Genuine Parts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 543,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $82.52-$83.46 after having opened the day at $82.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $82.87.

Genuine Parts Company distributes automotive replacement parts, industrial replacement parts, office products, and electrical/electronic materials in the United States, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Canada. Genuine Parts has a market cap of $12.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 0.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Genuine Parts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Genuine Parts as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Genuine Parts Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Henry Schein ( HSIC) is up $0.70 (0.6%) to $116.01 on average volume. Thus far, 154,779 shares of Henry Schein exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 411,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $114.54-$116.09 after having opened the day at $114.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $115.31.

Henry Schein, Inc. distributes health care products and services worldwide. It operates in two segments, Health Care Distribution, and Technology and Value-Added Services. Henry Schein has a market cap of $10.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 2.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who 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 increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Henry Schein Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Sysco ( SYY) is up $0.42 (1.2%) to $35.96 on average volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Sysco exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.57-$36.01 after having opened the day at $35.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.54.

Sysco Corporation, through its subsidiaries, markets and distributes a range of food and related products primarily to the foodservice or food-away-from-home industry. Sysco has a market cap of $21.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 0.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Sysco a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sysco as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Sysco 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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