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All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 130.01 points (-0.7%) at 17,372 as of Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, 4:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,012 issues advancing vs. 2,094 declining with 118 unchanged.

The Transportation industry as a whole closed the day down 1.3% versus the S&P 500, which was down 0.9%. Top gainers within the Transportation industry included

Globus Maritime

(

GLBS

), up 4.8%,

China Eastern Airlines

(

CEA

), up 2.8%,

LB Foster

(

FSTR

), up 4.5%,

Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte SAB de

(

OMAB

), up 4.3% and

Navios Maritime Acquisition

(

NNA

), up 2.2%.

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

LB Foster

(

FSTR

) is one of the companies that pushed the Transportation industry higher today. LB Foster was up $2.11 (4.5%) to $48.87 on average volume. Throughout the day, 30,742 shares of LB Foster exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 32,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $47.22-$49.68 after having opened the day at $47.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.76.

L.B. Foster Company manufactures, fabricates, and distributes products and services for the rail, construction, energy, and utility markets. It operates in three segments: Rail Products, Construction Products, and Tubular Products. LB Foster has a market cap of $497.3 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 1.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate LB Foster a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates

LB Foster

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 and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on FSTR go as follows:

  • FSTR's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 3.0%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 3.4%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • FSTR's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.00 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. To add to this, FSTR has a quick ratio of 1.83, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 498.27% to $18.05 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, FOSTER (LB) CO has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of -16.28%.
  • In its most recent trading session, FSTR has closed at a price level that was not very different from its closing price of one year earlier. This is probably due to its weak earnings growth as well as other mixed factors. Turning our attention to the future direction of the stock, it goes without saying that even the best stocks can fall in an overall down market. However, in any other environment, this stock still has good upside potential despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year.
  • FOSTER (LB) CO's earnings per share declined by 7.4% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. We feel it is likely to report a decline in earnings in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, FOSTER (LB) CO increased its bottom line by earning $2.85 versus $1.44 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 7.2% in earnings ($2.64 versus $2.85).

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

LB Foster Ratings Report

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At the close,

China Eastern Airlines

(

CEA

) was up $0.69 (2.8%) to $25.60 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 43,141 shares of China Eastern Airlines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 27,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $25.20-$25.70 after having opened the day at $25.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.91.

China Eastern Airlines has a market cap of $6.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 2.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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Globus Maritime

(

GLBS

) was another company that pushed the Transportation industry higher today. Globus Maritime was up $0.11 (4.8%) to $2.41 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 30,840 shares of Globus Maritime exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $2.35-$2.68 after having opened the day at $2.39 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.30.

Globus Maritime has a market cap of $23.5 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 4.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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.