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Today's Top Performers In Transportation

Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link.

Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) trading down 79 points (-0.5%) at 15,419 as of Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,348 issues advancing vs. 1,561 declining with 117 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include United Continental Holdings (UAL), down 2.5%, Canadian National Railway (CNI), down 1.0% and Canadian Pacific Railway (CP), down 0.8%.

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

4. Matson (MATX) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry higher today. As of noon trading, Matson is up $1.65 (6.2%) to $28.15 on average volume. Thus far, 123,824 shares of Matson exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 311,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.96-$28.31 after having opened the day at $28.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.50.

Matson, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an ocean freight carrier in the Pacific. The company operates through Ocean Transportation and Logistics segments. It offers ocean transportation services through the carriage of containerized freight between various U.S. Matson has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 11.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Matson a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Matson as a hold. 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 and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full Matson Ratings Report now.

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