5 Stocks Pushing The Transportation Industry Lower

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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 lower today:

5. UTi Worldwide ( UTIW) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry lower today. As of noon trading, UTi Worldwide is down $1.23 (-8.8%) to $12.80 on heavy volume Thus far, 1.6 million shares of UTi Worldwide exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 609,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $12.75-$13.67 after having opened the day at $13.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.03.

UTi Worldwide Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a supply chain services and solutions company worldwide. Its supply chain planning and optimization services help its clients in designing and implementing solutions for their supply chains. UTi Worldwide has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 5.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate UTi Worldwide a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates UTi Worldwide as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and weak operating cash flow. Get the full UTi Worldwide Ratings Report now.

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