4 Stocks Pushing The Transportation Industry Higher

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 1 points (-0.0%) at 13,971 as of Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, 11:49 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,429 issues advancing vs. 1,408 declining with 163 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. Top gainers within the industry include Pacific Airport Group ( PAC), up 2.7%, United Continental Holdings ( UAL), up 0.9% and Delta Air Lines ( DAL), up 0.7%.

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

4. Canadian National Railway ( CNI) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry higher today. As of noon trading, Canadian National Railway is up $0.59 (0.6%) to $99.82 on average volume Thus far, 218,325 shares of Canadian National Railway exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 504,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $98.67-$100.19 after having opened the day at $98.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $99.23.

Canadian National Railway Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in rail and related transportation business in North America. Canadian National Railway has a market cap of $42.5 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 9.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Canadian National Railway a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 17 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Canadian National Railway as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and notable return on equity. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Canadian National Railway Ratings Report now.

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