All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 69 points (0.4%) at 16,709 as of Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,159 issues advancing vs. 752 declining with 167 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits up 1.9% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. Top gainers within the industry include

Ryanair Holdings

(

RYAAY

), up 1.1%,

FedEx

(

FDX

), up 0.9%,

American Airlines Group

(

AAL

), up 0.8%,

Canadian Pacific Railway

(

CP

), up 0.8% and

Southwest Airlines

(

LUV

), up 0.7%. A company within the industry that fell today was

Union Pacific

(

UNP

), up 0.7%.

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

3.

Canadian National Railway

(

CNI

) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry higher today. As of noon trading, Canadian National Railway is up $0.32 (0.6%) to $58.74 on light volume. Thus far, 335,843 shares of Canadian National Railway exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $57.94-$58.76 after having opened the day at $58.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.42.

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Canadian National Railway Company engages in rail and related transportation business. The company transports cargo serving exporters, importers, retailers, farmers, and manufacturers. Canadian National Railway has a market cap of $45.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 4.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Canadian National Railway a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Canadian National Railway

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Canadian National Railway Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

United Continental Holdings

(

UAL

) is up $1.00 (1.8%) to $57.58 on light volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of United Continental Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.01-$57.70 after having opened the day at $56.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.58.

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United Continental Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides air transportation services in North America, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. The company transports people and cargo through its mainline and regional operations. United Continental Holdings has a market cap of $20.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 1.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate United Continental Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

United Continental Holdings

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full

United Continental Holdings Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Delta Air Lines

(

DAL

) is up $0.72 (1.5%) to $48.58 on light volume. Thus far, 3.0 million shares of Delta Air Lines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.40-$48.61 after having opened the day at $47.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.86.

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Delta Air Lines, Inc. provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo in the United States and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Airline and Refinery. Delta Air Lines has a market cap of $38.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 5.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate Delta Air Lines a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Delta Air Lines

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

Delta Air Lines 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

).