5 Stocks Pushing The Transportation Industry Lower

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 19 points (0.1%) at 14,273 as of Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 12:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,509 issues advancing vs. 1,334 declining with 158 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Norfolk Southern Corporation ( NSC), down 0.6%, and LATAM Airlines Group S.A ( LFL), down 1.0%. A company within the industry that increased today was Seaspan Corporation ( SSW), up 4.3%.

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 $0.88 (-2.2%) to $38.31 on light volume Thus far, 67,713 shares of Teekay LNG Partners L.P exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 245,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.25-$39.35 after having opened the day at $39.33 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.19.

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 $2.7 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 3.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, generally higher debt management risk and relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year. Get the full Teekay LNG Partners L.P Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Gol Intelligent Airlines ( GOL) is down $0.24 (-3.5%) to $6.67 on average volume Thus far, 712,361 shares of Gol Intelligent Airlines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $6.60-$6.73 after having opened the day at $6.72 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.91.

Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A., through its subsidiaries, operates as a low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America. Gol Intelligent Airlines has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 5.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Gol Intelligent Airlines a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Gol Intelligent Airlines as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow, poor profit margins and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Gol Intelligent Airlines Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Golar LNG ( GLNG) is down $1.35 (-3.6%) to $36.39 on heavy volume Thus far, 510,974 shares of Golar LNG exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 483,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.01-$37.28 after having opened the day at $37.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.74.

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 $3.0 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 61.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 3.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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 notable return on equity. 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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2. As of noon trading, CSX ( CSX) is down $0.30 (-1.3%) to $23.28 on average volume Thus far, 4.7 million shares of CSX exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.13-$23.80 after having opened the day at $23.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.58.

CSX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides rail-based transportation services. It offers traditional rail services, and transports intermodal containers and trailers. CSX has a market cap of $23.6 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 19.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate CSX a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CSX as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. 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 CSX Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Delta Air Lines ( DAL) is down $0.20 (-1.3%) to $15.66 on average volume Thus far, 5.4 million shares of Delta Air Lines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.63-$16.07 after having opened the day at $16.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.86.

Delta Air Lines, Inc. provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo in the United States and internationally. The company operates at airports in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Delta Air Lines has a market cap of $13.3 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 33.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Delta Air Lines a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Delta Air Lines as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Delta Air Lines Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the transportation industry could consider iShares Dow Jones Transportation ( IYT) while those bearish on the transportation industry could consider ProShares UltraShort Industrials ( SIJ).

A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: 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.

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