All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 147 points (0.8%) at 17,675 as of Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,002 issues advancing vs. 966 declining with 152 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.9%. A company within the industry that increased today was

Macquarie Infrastructure

(

MIC

), up 0.9%.

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

3.

Kansas City Southern

(

KSU

) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry higher today. As of noon trading, Kansas City Southern is up $0.79 (1.1%) to $74.00 on light volume. Thus far, 428,556 shares of Kansas City Southern exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $73.30-$74.41 after having opened the day at $73.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $73.21.

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Kansas City Southern, through its subsidiaries, engages in the freight rail transportation business. Kansas City Southern has a market cap of $8.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 39.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Kansas City Southern a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Kansas City Southern

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Kansas City Southern Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

CSX

(

CSX

) is up $0.16 (0.6%) to $26.10 on light volume. Thus far, 947,461 shares of CSX exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.06-$26.22 after having opened the day at $26.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.94.

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CSX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides rail-based transportation services in the United States and Canada. It offers traditional rail services, and transports intermodal containers and trailers. CSX has a market cap of $25.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 28.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate CSX a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

CSX

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, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

CSX Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Southwest Airlines

(

LUV

) is up $0.26 (0.6%) to $44.08 on light volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Southwest Airlines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.82-$44.41 after having opened the day at $43.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.82.

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Southwest Airlines Co. operates passenger airlines that provide scheduled air transportation services in the United States and near-international markets. As of December 31, 2014, it operated 665 Boeing 737 aircraft; and had 12 Boeing 717 aircraft. Southwest Airlines has a market cap of $28.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 3.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate Southwest Airlines a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Southwest Airlines

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full

Southwest Airlines 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 transportation industry could consider

iShares Dow Jones Transportation

(

IYT

) while those bearish on the transportation industry could consider

ProShares UltraShort Industrials

(

SIJ

).