Canadian National Railway

(

CNI

) pushed the Transportation industry higher today making it today's featured transportation winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.3%. By the end of trading, Canadian National Railway rose 80 cents (1%) to $81.59 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1.1 million shares of Canadian National Railway exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 904,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $79.94-$82.11 after having opened the day at $80.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $80.79. Other companies within the Transportation industry that increased today were:

Sino-Global Shipping America

(

SINO

), up 19.5%,

DS Torm

(

TRMD

), up 7.9%,

Frozen Food Express Industries

(

FFEX

), up 5.6%, and

Seanergy Maritime Holdings

(

SHIP

), up 5.5%.

Canadian National Railway Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in rail and related transportation business in North America. Canadian National Railway has a market cap of $34.71 billion and is part of the

services

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.9, above the average transportation industry P/E ratio of 13.7 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 0.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are seven analysts that rate Canadian National Railway a buy, three analysts rate it a sell, and 11 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 revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front,

PHI Incorporated Non Voting

(

PHIIK

), down 8.6%,

Gol Intelligent Airlines

(

GOL

), down 8.4%,

Ultrapetrol Bahamas

(

ULTR

), down 6%, and

Eagle Bulk Shipping

(

EGLE

), down 5.6%, were all losers within the transportation industry with

Canadian Pacific Railway

(

CP

) being today's transportation industry loser.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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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