All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 34 points (-0.2%) at 16,609 as of Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,471 issues advancing vs. 1,509 declining with 154 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

Norfolk Southern

(

NSC

), down 1.2%, and

CSX

(

CSX

), down 0.8%. A company within the industry that increased today was

United Continental Holdings

(

UAL

), up 0.7%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

3.

FedEx

(

FDX

) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry lower today. As of noon trading, FedEx is down $1.06 (-0.7%) to $151.44 on light volume. Thus far, 597,943 shares of FedEx exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $150.39-$152.00 after having opened the day at $151.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $152.50.

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FedEx Corporation provides transportation, e-commerce, and business services in the United States and internationally. FedEx has a market cap of $43.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 12.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate FedEx a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

FedEx

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, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

FedEx Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

United Parcel Service

TheStreet Recommends

(

UPS

) is down $0.51 (-0.5%) to $98.13 on light volume. Thus far, 983,581 shares of United Parcel Service exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $97.63-$98.30 after having opened the day at $98.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $98.64.

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United Parcel Service, Inc., a package delivery company, provides transportation, logistics, and financial services in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: U.S. Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain & Freight. The U.S. United Parcel Service has a market cap of $69.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 11.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate United Parcel Service a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

United Parcel Service

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full

United Parcel Service Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Union Pacific

(

UNP

) is down $0.49 (-0.6%) to $86.40 on light volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Union Pacific exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $85.78-$87.08 after having opened the day at $86.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $86.89.

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Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, operates railroads in the United States. Union Pacific has a market cap of $74.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 27.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Union Pacific a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Union Pacific

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and reasonable valuation levels. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Union Pacific Ratings Report

now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, 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

).