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Canadian Pacific Railway

(

CP

) pushed the Transportation industry higher today making it today's featured transportation winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.4%. By the end of trading, Canadian Pacific Railway rose $1.99 (1.3%) to $151.28 on average volume. Throughout the day, 706,243 shares of Canadian Pacific Railway exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 623,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $148.40-$151.95 after having opened the day at $149.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $149.29. Other companies within the Transportation industry that increased today were:

Eagle Bulk Shipping

(

EGLE

), up 17.1%,

Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion SAB

(

VLRS

), up 8.8%,

Paragon Shipping

(

PRGN

), up 7.1% and

Patriot Transportation Holdings

(

PATR

), up 6.9%.

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 $25.8 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 33.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 46.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Canadian Pacific Railway a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 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, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, compelling growth in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value.

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On the negative front,

Nordic American Tankers

(

NAT

), down 9.9%,

Seanergy Maritime Holdings

(

SHIP

), down 9.8%,

Tsakos Energy Navigation

(

TNP

), down 5.0% and

USA Truck

(

USAK

), down 4.9%.

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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