Editor's Note: 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 All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 17 points (0.1%) at 13,052 as of Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, 11:50 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,459 issues advancing vs. 1,413 declining with 145 unchanged. The Transportation industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 5. Canadian Pacific Railway ( CP) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry higher today. As of noon trading, Canadian Pacific Railway is up $2.49 (2.6%) to $99.99 on heavy volume Thus far, 969,438 shares of Canadian Pacific Railway exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 592,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $98.32-$100.20 after having opened the day at $98.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $97.50. 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 38.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 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. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Jim Cramer's Protégé, Dave Peltier, only buys Stocks Under $10 that he thinks could potentially double. See what he's trading today with a 14-day FREE pass
A potential settlement between the railroad and activist investor Paul Hilal could emerge shortly that would bring in Hunter Harrison, who is well-regarded for his turnaround of Canadian Pacific Railway.