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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