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 16 points (-0.1%) at 18,296 as of Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,497 issues advancing vs. 1,463 declining with 190 unchanged.

The Wholesale industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%.

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

3. HD Supply Holdings ( HDS) is one of the companies pushing the Wholesale industry higher today. As of noon trading, HD Supply Holdings is up $0.23 (0.7%) to $33.29 on light volume. Thus far, 261,678 shares of HD Supply Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.89-$33.32 after having opened the day at $33.17 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.06.

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HD Supply Holdings, Inc. operates as an industrial distributor in North America. HD Supply Holdings has a market cap of $6.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 12.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate HD Supply Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates HD Supply Holdings as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income and poor profit margins. Get the full HD Supply Holdings Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Omnicare ( OCR) is up $1.16 (1.3%) to $93.50 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Omnicare exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $92.51-$94.01 after having opened the day at $92.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $92.34.

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Omnicare, Inc. operates as a healthcare services company that specializes in the management of pharmaceutical care in the United States. Omnicare has a market cap of $9.0 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 26.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Omnicare a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Omnicare 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, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Omnicare Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Cardinal Health ( CAH) is up $0.47 (0.5%) to $87.77 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Cardinal Health exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $86.96-$87.93 after having opened the day at $87.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $87.30.

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Cardinal Health, Inc., a healthcare services company, provides pharmaceutical and medical products and services in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Pharmaceutical and Medical. Cardinal Health has a market cap of $29.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 8.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 12 analysts who rate Cardinal Health a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cardinal Health as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Cardinal Health 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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