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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