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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 48 points (-0.3%) at 16,864 as of Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,073 issues advancing vs. 1,897 declining with 171 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include

FedEx

(

FDX

), up 1.2%, and

Canadian Pacific Railway

(

CP

), up 0.7%.

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

TheStreet Recommends

3.

CH Robinson Worldwide

(

CHRW

) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry higher today. As of noon trading, CH Robinson Worldwide is up $2.56 (4.0%) to $66.97 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.6 million shares of CH Robinson Worldwide exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $65.73-$69.50 after having opened the day at $68.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.41.

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., a third party logistics company, provides freight transportation services and logistics solutions to companies in various industries worldwide. CH Robinson Worldwide has a market cap of $9.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 10.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate CH Robinson Worldwide a buy, 5 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

CH Robinson Worldwide

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

CH Robinson Worldwide Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Norfolk Southern

(

NSC

) is up $0.72 (0.7%) to $103.62 on average volume. Thus far, 781,568 shares of Norfolk Southern exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $103.18-$104.05 after having opened the day at $103.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $102.89.

Norfolk Southern Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in the rail transportation of raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods. As of December 31, 2013, it operated approximately 20,000 miles of road in 22 states and the District of Columbia. Norfolk Southern has a market cap of $32.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 11.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Norfolk Southern a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Norfolk Southern

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full

Norfolk Southern Ratings Report

now.

3x UPSIDE POTENTIAL: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.

1. As of noon trading,

United Continental Holdings

(

UAL

) is up $0.63 (1.4%) to $46.47 on average volume. Thus far, 3.7 million shares of United Continental Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.15-$47.74 after having opened the day at $47.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.84.

United Continental Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides passenger and cargo transportation services. The company transports people and cargo through its mainline operations, which use jet aircraft with 118 seats, and its regional operations. United Continental Holdings has a market cap of $17.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 21.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate United Continental Holdings a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

United Continental Holdings

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 find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full

United Continental Holdings Ratings Report

now.

3x UPSIDE POTENTIAL: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.

If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the transportation industry could consider

iShares Dow Jones Transportation

(

IYT

) while those bearish on the transportation industry could consider

ProShares UltraShort Industrials

(

SIJ

).

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