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Kansas City Southern

(

KSU

) 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 52 cents (-0.8%) to $66.64 on light volume. Throughout the day, 770,297 shares of Kansas City Southern exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $66.10-$67.59 after having opened the day at $67.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $67.16. Other company's within the Transportation industry that declined today were:

Paragon Shipping

(

PRGN

), down 6.6%,

Frozen Food Express Industries

(

FFEX

), down 6.5%,

YRC Worldwide

(

YRCW

), down 6%, 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 $7.34 billion and is part of the

services

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.5, 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 Tuesday. 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

buy

. 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 the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

On the positive front,

Greenbrier Companies

(

GBX

), up 6.6%,

Golar LNG

(

GLNG

), up 5.5%,

Teekay Tankers

(

TNK

), up 5.4%, and

Globus Maritime

(

GLBS

), up 5.2%, were all gainers within the transportation industry with

CSX

(

CSX

) 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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