3 Stocks Advancing The Wholesale Industry

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 67 points (-0.4%) at 17,031 as of Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,211 issues advancing vs. 1,801 declining with 159 unchanged.

The Wholesale industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%.

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

3. Tech Data ( TECD) is one of the companies pushing the Wholesale industry higher today. As of noon trading, Tech Data is up $1.22 (1.8%) to $68.72 on heavy volume. Thus far, 176,879 shares of Tech Data exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 230,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $67.75-$68.95 after having opened the day at $67.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $67.50.

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Tech Data Corporation is engaged in the wholesale distribution of technology products. Tech Data has a market cap of $2.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 30.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Tech Data a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tech Data as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Tech Data Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Anixter International ( AXE) is up $1.06 (1.2%) to $90.29 on average volume. Thus far, 119,657 shares of Anixter International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 204,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $89.48-$90.79 after having opened the day at $89.72 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $89.23.

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Anixter International Inc., together with its subsidiaries, distributes enterprise cabling and security solutions, electrical and electronic wire and cable products, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) supply fasteners, and other small parts. Anixter International has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 0.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Anixter International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Anixter International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, 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. Get the full Anixter International Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Sysco ( SYY) is up $0.20 (0.5%) to $38.03 on average volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Sysco exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.81-$38.14 after having opened the day at $37.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.83.

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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 $22.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 4.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, increase in stock price during the past year 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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