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Expeditors International of Washington

(

EXPD

) pushed the Transportation industry lower today making it today's featured Transportation loser. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.3%. By the end of trading, Expeditors International of Washington fell 20 cents (-0.5%) to $37.22 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1.8 million shares of Expeditors International of Washington exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $36.72-$37.42 after having opened the day at $37.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.42. Other company's within the Transportation industry that declined today were:

Seanergy Maritime Holdings

(

SHIP

), down 12.1%,

Frozen Food Express Industries

(

FFEX

), down 10.2%,

Spirit Airlines

(

SAVE

), down 5.4%, and

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Universal Truckload Services

(

UACL

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Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. provides logistics services in the United States and internationally. Expeditors International of Washington has a market cap of $7.95 billion and is part of the

services

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.6, equal to the average transportation industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 8.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are five analysts that rate Expeditors International of Washington a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Expeditors International of Washington as a

buy

. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have evaluated. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

On the positive front,

FreeSeas

(

FREE

), up 15.1%,

Euroseas

(

ESEA

), up 9.4%,

Golar LNG Partners

(

GMLP

), up 6.3%, and

Air Methods

(

AIRM

), up 6.1%, were all gainers within the transportation industry with

United Continental Holdings

(

UAL

) 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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