Trinity Industries Inc. (TRN): Today's Featured Transportation Winner

Trinity Industries ( TRN) pushed the Transportation industry higher today making it today's featured transportation winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.8%. By the end of trading, Trinity Industries rose 43 cents (1.8%) to $24.03 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 1.7 million shares of Trinity Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 876,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $23.31-$24.05 after having opened the day at $23.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.60. Other companies within the Transportation industry that increased today were: Ultrapetrol Bahamas ( ULTR), up 10.1%, Danaos Corporation ( DAC), up 5%, Patriot Transportation Holdings ( PATR), up 3.8%, and PHI Incorporated Non Voting ( PHIIK), up 2.2%.

Trinity Industries, Inc. provides products and services to the industrial, energy, transportation, and construction sectors primarily in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Sweden. Trinity Industries has a market cap of $1.98 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.6, equal to the average transportation industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 21.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are five analysts that rate Trinity Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and two rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Trinity Industries as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated.

On the negative front, Delta Air Lines ( DAL), down 11.6%, Newlead Holdings ( NEWL), down 8.4%, Capital Product Partners L.P ( CPLP), down 8.4%, and DryShips ( DRYS), down 7.5%, were all losers within the transportation industry with US Airways Group ( LCC) being today's transportation industry loser.

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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