3 Stocks Pushing The Transportation Industry Lower

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 9 points (-0.1%) at 12,786 as of Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, 11:49 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,471 issues advancing vs. 1,424 declining with 128 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.0%. A company within the industry that fell today was Navios Maritime Partners L.P ( NMM), up 5.3%. A company within the industry that increased today was Delta Air Lines ( DAL), up 1.4%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

3. Golar LNG ( GLNG) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry lower today. As of noon trading, Golar LNG is down $0.58 (-1.4%) to $39.49 on light volume Thus far, 128,343 shares of Golar LNG exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 559,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.32-$40.14 after having opened the day at $39.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.07.

Golar LNG Limited, a mid-stream liquefied natural gas (LNG) company, engages in the transportation, regasification, and liquefaction and trading of LNG. It acquires, owns, operates, and charters LNG carriers and floating storage regasification units (FSRUs). Golar LNG has a market cap of $3.1 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 62.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 12.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Golar LNG a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Golar LNG 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, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Golar LNG Ratings Report now.

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