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Expeditors International of Washington

(

EXPD

) pushed the Transportation industry higher today making it today's featured transportation winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.1%. By the end of trading, Expeditors International of Washington rose $0.54 (1.4%) to $40.59 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,313,835 shares of Expeditors International of Washington exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,635,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $40.04-$40.74 after having opened the day at $40.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.05. Other companies within the Transportation industry that increased today were:

P AM Transportation

(

PTSI

), up 4.9%,

Gol Intelligent Airlines

(

GOL

), up 4.7%,

Scorpio Tankers

(

STNG

), up 4.1% and

YRC Worldwide

(

YRCW

), up 3.8%.

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. provides logistics services. Expeditors International of Washington has a market cap of $8.2 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 8.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Expeditors International of Washington a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Expeditors International of Washington

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, growth in earnings per share and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the negative front,

Newlead Holdings

TheStreet Recommends

(

NEWL

), down 20.4%,

Knightsbridge Tankers

(

VLCCF

), down 11.0%,

SkyWest

(

SKYW

), down 7.0% and

Guangshen Railway

(

GSH

), down 6.8% , were all laggards within the transportation industry with

JetBlue Airways

(

JBLU

) being today's transportation industry laggard.

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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