3 Wholesale Stocks Dragging The Industry Down

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 52 points (0.3%) at 17,129 as of Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,998 issues advancing vs. 975 declining with 164 unchanged.

The Wholesale industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. A company within the industry that fell today was W W Grainger ( GWW), up 0.6%.

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

3. HD Supply Holdings ( HDS) is one of the companies pushing the Wholesale industry lower today. As of noon trading, HD Supply Holdings is down $0.22 (-0.8%) to $27.75 on light volume. Thus far, 229,174 shares of HD Supply Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.73-$28.24 after having opened the day at $27.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.97.

HD Supply Holdings, Inc. operates as an industrial distribution company in North America. It operates in four segments: Facilities Maintenance, Waterworks, Power Solutions, and Construction & Industrial - White Cap. HD Supply Holdings has a market cap of $5.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 16.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate HD Supply Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates HD Supply Holdings as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been poor profit margins. Get the full HD Supply Holdings Ratings Report now.

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