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Dow Transports Turns Positive

Stocks in this article: XLIKSUOSGUALJBHTUNPUPSCHRWCSXFDXNSC

There is one "1-Engine" Strong Sell rated stock, OSG, six "3-Engine" Hold rated stocks, eleven "4-Engine" Buy rated stocks, and two "5-Engine" Strong Buy rated stocks.

The best performers over the past 12 months were KSU with a gain of 45.0%, JB Hunt (JBHT) with a gain of 42.0%, and Union Pacific (UNP) by 39.1%. The biggest loser was OSG with a loss of 57.8%.

We do not have a projection on the performance of OSG for the next 12 months, but all others are expected to be higher led by UNP by 13.3% and United Parcel Service (UPS) by 12.7%.

Ten of the 20 stocks have elevated P/E ratios of 15.7 times to 23.6 times.

Value Levels, Pivots and Risky Levels for Seven Transport Stocks

CH Robinson Worldwide (CHRW) ($57.04) -- My monthly value level is $54.27 with a weekly pivot at $56.31 and a semiannual risky level at $71.16.



CSX (CSX) ($23.39) My semiannual value level is $22.60 with a weekly pivot at $24.04 and a quarterly risky level at $27.63.



FedEx (FDX)) ($90.00) My semiannual value level is $82.97 with a weekly pivot at $90.31 and a monthly risky level at $96.15.



JB Hunt Transports (JBHT) ($55.41) My semiannual value level is $49.82 with a weekly pivot at $55.58 and a monthly risky level at $61.79.



Kansas City Southern (KSU) ($77.77) My monthly value level is $73.32 with a weekly pivot at $78.70 and a quarterly risky level at $80.95.



Norfolk Southern (NSC) ($75.10) My semiannual value level is $68.50 with an annual pivot at $77.92 and a quarterly risky level at $82.46.



United Parcel Service (UPS) ($86.10) My quarterly value level is $76.94 with a weekly pivot at $88.09 and a monthly risky level at $91.48.



At the time of publication, the author held no positions in any of the stocks mentioned.

This article is commentary by an independent contributor, separate from TheStreet's regular news coverage.

Richard Suttmeier has an engineering degree from Georgia Tech and a master of science from Brooklyn Poly. He began his career in the financial services industry in 1972 trading U.S. Treasury securities in the primary dealer community. In 1981 he formed the Government Bond Department at LF Rothschild and helped establish that firm as a primary dealer in 1986. Richard began writing market research in 1984 and held positions as market strategist at firms such as Smith Barney, William R Hough, Joseph Stevens, and Rightside Advisors. He joined www.ValuEngine.com in 2008 producing newsletters covering the U.S. capital markets, and a universe of more than 7,000 stocks. Richard employs a "buy and trade" investment strategy and can be reached at RSuttmeier@Gmail.com.
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