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Kansas City Southern



) pushed the Transportation industry lower today making it today's featured Transportation loser. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.5%. By the end of trading, Kansas City Southern fell 75 cents (-1.1%) to $66.44 on average volume. Throughout the day, one million shares of Kansas City Southern exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of one million shares. The stock ranged in price between $65.64-$67.04 after having opened the day at $66.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $67.19. Other company's within the Transportation industry that declined today were:




), down 8.2%,




), down 7.3%,

Newlead Holdings



), down 4.7%, and

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Kansas City Southern, through its subsidiaries, engages in the freight rail transportation business. Kansas City Southern has a market cap of $7.52 billion and is part of the


sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22, equal to the average transportation industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 1.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are nine analysts that rate Kansas City Southern a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and five rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kansas City Southern as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

On the positive front,

Overseas Shipholding Group



), up 9.7%,

Ship Finance International



), up 9.6%,

Ultrapetrol Bahamas



), up 8.7%, and

Covenant Transportation Group



), up 8.6%, were all gainers within the transportation industry with

JetBlue Airways Corporation



) being today's featured transportation industry winner.

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iShares Dow Jones Transportation



) while those bearish on the transportation industry could consider

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