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4 Stocks Dragging The Transportation Industry Downward

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) trading down 10 points (-0.1%) at 15,618 as of Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,354 issues advancing vs. 1,554 declining with 118 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Delta Air Lines (DAL), down 1.0%, and Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC), down 0.6%. A company within the industry that increased today was Pacific Airport Group (PAC), up 4.3%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

4. Expeditors International of Washington (EXPD) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry lower today. As of noon trading, Expeditors International of Washington is down $0.39 (-0.9%) to $41.29 on light volume. Thus far, 431,456 shares of Expeditors International of Washington exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.99-$41.58 after having opened the day at $41.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.68.

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. provides logistics services in the United States and internationally. Expeditors International of Washington has a market cap of $8.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 1.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Expeditors International of Washington a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Expeditors International of Washington as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Expeditors International of Washington Ratings Report now.

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