4 Stocks Pushing The Transportation Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 22 points (-0.2%) at 14,429 as of Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,094 issues advancing vs. 1,811 declining with 142 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. A company within the industry that increased today was Delta Air Lines ( DAL), up 1.2%.

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

4. Genesee & Wyoming ( GWR) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry lower today. As of noon trading, Genesee & Wyoming is down $1.96 (-2.1%) to $91.88 on average volume Thus far, 141,385 shares of Genesee & Wyoming exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 355,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $91.53-$93.98 after having opened the day at $93.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $93.84.

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. owns and operates short line and regional freight railroads, and provides railcar switching and other rail-related services in the United States, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, and Belgium. Genesee & Wyoming has a market cap of $4.8 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 92.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 23.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Genesee & Wyoming a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Genesee & Wyoming as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Genesee & Wyoming Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Canadian National Railway ( CNI) is down $0.74 (-0.8%) to $97.89 on average volume Thus far, 314,423 shares of Canadian National Railway exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 538,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $97.52-$99.21 after having opened the day at $98.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $98.63.

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 $42.8 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 8.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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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2. As of noon trading, Expeditors International of Washington ( EXPD) is down $0.83 (-2.2%) to $37.35 on average volume Thus far, 865,545 shares of Expeditors International of Washington exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.32-$38.34 after having opened the day at $38.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.18.

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. provides logistics services in the United States and internationally. Expeditors International of Washington has a market cap of $7.9 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Expeditors International of Washington a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Expeditors International of Washington as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Expeditors International of Washington Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, FedEx Corporation ( FDX) is down $0.54 (-0.5%) to $106.75 on average volume Thus far, 1.2 million shares of FedEx Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $106.10-$107.98 after having opened the day at $107.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $107.29.

FedEx Corporation provides transportation, e-commerce, and business services in the United States and internationally. It operates in four segments: FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight, and FedEx Services. FedEx Corporation has a market cap of $34.3 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 17.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate FedEx Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates FedEx Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full FedEx Corporation Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 4 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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