4 Stocks Pushing The Transportation Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 27 points (-0.2%) at 12,904 as of Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, 11:49 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,218 issues advancing vs. 1,656 declining with 135 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. A company within the industry that fell today was Pacific Airport Group ( PAC), up 2.9%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

4. Canadian Pacific Railway ( CP) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry lower today. As of noon trading, Canadian Pacific Railway is down $1.42 (-1.5%) to $90.85 on light volume Thus far, 117,436 shares of Canadian Pacific Railway exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 485,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $90.81-$92.41 after having opened the day at $92.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $92.27.

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates as a transcontinental railway providing freight transportation services, logistics solutions, and supply chain expertise in Canada and the United States. Canadian Pacific Railway has a market cap of $16.2 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 38.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Canadian Pacific Railway a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Canadian Pacific Railway as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Canadian Pacific Railway Ratings Report now.

3. As of noon trading, J.B. Hunt Transport Services ( JBHT) is down $0.50 (-0.8%) to $58.94 on light volume Thus far, 139,043 shares of J.B. Hunt Transport Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $58.93-$59.65 after having opened the day at $59.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $59.45.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides transportation and delivery services in the continental United States, Canada, and Mexico. J.B. Hunt Transport Services has a market cap of $7.1 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 32.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate J.B. Hunt Transport Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates J.B. Hunt Transport Services as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full J.B. Hunt Transport Services Ratings Report now.

2. As of noon trading, Kansas City Southern ( KSU) is down $0.69 (-0.9%) to $78.98 on light volume Thus far, 182,336 shares of Kansas City Southern exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 876,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $78.98-$79.99 after having opened the day at $79.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $79.67.

Kansas City Southern, through its subsidiaries, engages in the freight rail transportation business. Kansas City Southern has a market cap of $9.0 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 20.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Kansas City Southern a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 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 revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Kansas City Southern Ratings Report now.

1. As of noon trading, FedEx Corporation ( FDX) is down $0.82 (-0.9%) to $90.69 on light volume Thus far, 386,934 shares of FedEx Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $90.69-$91.74 after having opened the day at $91.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $91.51.

FedEx Corporation provides transportation, e-commerce, and business services in the United States and internationally. It operates in four segments: FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight, and FedEx Services. FedEx Corporation has a market cap of $29.3 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 11.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate FedEx Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates FedEx Corporation 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, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full FedEx Corporation Ratings Report now.

If you are interested in one of these 5 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).

A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.

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