Canadian Pacific Railway

(

CP

) pushed the Transportation industry lower today making it today's featured Transportation loser. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.3%. By the end of trading, Canadian Pacific Railway fell $1.85 (-2.5%) to $73.35 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 1.2 million shares of Canadian Pacific Railway exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 766,000 shares. The stock ranged in price between $72.90-$74.95 after having opened the day at $74.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $75.20. Other company's within the Transportation industry that declined today were:

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%.

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates as a transcontinental railway providing freight transportation services, logistics solutions, and supply chain expertise in Canada and the United States. Canadian Pacific Railway has a market cap of $12.4 billion and is part of the

services

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.3, equal to the average transportation industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 7.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are eight analysts that rate Canadian Pacific Railway a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Canadian Pacific Railway as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated.

On the positive front,

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%, were all gainers within the transportation industry with

Canadian National Railway

(

CNI

) being today's featured transportation industry winner.

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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