Expeditors International of Washington Inc

(

EXPD

) pushed the Transportation industry lower today making it today's featured Transportation loser. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.9%. By the end of trading, Expeditors International of Washington Inc fell 83 cents (-2%) to $41.19 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1.7 million shares of Expeditors International of Washington Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of two million shares. The stock ranged in price between $41-$42.02 after having opened the day at $41.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.02. Other company's within the Transportation industry that declined today were:

Frontline

(

FRO

), down 41%,

Ship Finance International

(

SFL

), down 22.6%,

Overseas Shipholding Group

(

OSG

), down 17.3%, and

FreeSeas Inc

(

FREE

), down 9.1%.

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. provides logistics services in the United States and internationally. Expeditors International of Washington Inc has a market cap of $9.08 billion and is part of the

services

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.8, equal to the average transportation industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 23% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Expeditors International of Washington as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

On the positive front,

Trailer Bridge Inc

(

TRBR

), up 39.2%,

YRC Worldwide Inc

(

YRCW

), up 13.3%,

B&H Ocean Carriers

(

BHO

), up 6.7%, and

Grupo TMM S.A

(

TMM

), up 6%, were all gainers within the transportation industry with

Delta Air Lines Inc

(

DAL

) 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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