All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 56 points (0.3%) at 17,533 as of Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,658 issues advancing vs. 1,301 declining with 196 unchanged.

The Wholesale industry currently sits down 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. A company within the industry that increased today was Fastenal ( FAST), up 0.7%.

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

3. Genuine Parts ( GPC) is one of the companies pushing the Wholesale industry lower today. As of noon trading, Genuine Parts is down $0.47 (-0.5%) to $88.00 on light volume. Thus far, 102,519 shares of Genuine Parts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 586,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $87.23-$88.20 after having opened the day at $87.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $88.47.

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Genuine Parts Company distributes automotive replacement parts, industrial replacement parts, office products, and electrical/electronic materials in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and the Caribbean region. Genuine Parts has a market cap of $13.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 17.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Genuine Parts a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 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, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Genuine Parts Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, HD Supply Holdings ( HDS) is down $0.35 (-1.0%) to $34.54 on light volume. Thus far, 337,335 shares of HD Supply Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.17-$34.86 after having opened the day at $34.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.89.

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HD Supply Holdings, Inc. operates as an industrial distributor in North America. HD Supply Holdings has a market cap of $6.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 18.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate HD Supply Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 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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1. As of noon trading, Airgas ( ARG) is down $0.90 (-0.8%) to $106.04 on heavy volume. Thus far, 627,975 shares of Airgas exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 702,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $105.52-$107.10 after having opened the day at $106.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $106.94.

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Airgas, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, supplies industrial, medical, and specialty gases; and welding equipment and related products. It operates through two segments, Distribution and All Other Operations. Airgas has a market cap of $7.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 7.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Airgas a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Airgas as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Airgas 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).