The transportation industry closed the day up 2.7%. Frozen Food Express Industries ( FFEX), Newlead Holdings ( NEWL), Providence & Worcester Railroad Company ( PWX), and DS Torm ( TRMD) were all decliners today within the transportation industry with Greenbrier Companies Inc ( GBX) being today's featured transportation loser. Greenbrier Companies Inc fell 12 cents (-0.8%) to $14.55 on light volume. Throughout the day, 298,995 shares of Greenbrier Companies Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 643,700 shares.

The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of railroad freight car equipment in North America and Europe. Greenbrier Companies Inc has a market cap of $345.2 million and is part of the services sector.

TheStreet Ratings rates Greenbrier Companies as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its robust revenue growth -- not just in the most recent periods but in previous quarters as well. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and generally poor debt management.

On the positive front, USA Truck ( USAK), General Maritime Corporation ( GMR), FreeSeas Inc ( FREE), and XPO Logistics Inc ( XPO) were all gainers within the transportation industry with United Continental Holdings Inc ( 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).