5 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 46 points (-0.4%) at 12,524 as of Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, 12:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 826 issues advancing vs. 2,151 declining with 91 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits down 2.0% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Safe Bulkers ( SB), down 32.3%, DryShips ( DRYS), down 14.3%, CSX ( CSX), down 1.4%, Norfolk Southern Corporation ( NSC), down 0.9% and Canadian National Railway ( CNI), down 0.9%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

5. Teekay LNG Partners L.P ( TGP) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry lower today. As of noon trading, Teekay LNG Partners L.P is down $1.10 (-3.1%) to $34.74 on heavy volume Thus far, 224,557 shares of Teekay LNG Partners L.P exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 257,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.50-$35.80 after having opened the day at $35.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.84.

Teekay LNG Partners L.P. provides marine transportation services for liquefied natural gas (LNG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), and crude oil worldwide. Teekay LNG Partners L.P has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 9.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Teekay LNG Partners L.P a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Teekay LNG Partners L.P as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Teekay LNG Partners L.P Ratings Report now.

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