LFL, RYAAY, JBHT And FDX, 4 Transportation Stocks Pushing The Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 46 points (-0.3%) at 14,513 as of Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,149 issues advancing vs. 1,749 declining with 144 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%.

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

4. LATAM Airlines Group S.A ( LFL) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry lower today. As of noon trading, LATAM Airlines Group S.A is down $0.14 (-0.6%) to $21.98 on light volume Thus far, 77,143 shares of LATAM Airlines Group S.A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 387,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.93-$22.17 after having opened the day at $22.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.12.

LATAM Airlines Group S.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides passenger and cargo air transportation services primarily in South America. As of June 22, 2012, the company operated a fleet of 310 aircrafts. LATAM Airlines Group S.A has a market cap of $10.5 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 6.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts that rate LATAM Airlines Group S.A a buy, 6 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates LATAM Airlines Group S.A as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its robust revenue growth -- not just in the most recent periods but in previous quarters as well. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full LATAM Airlines Group S.A Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Ryanair Holdings ( RYAAY) is down $1.11 (-2.6%) to $41.39 on light volume Thus far, 113,818 shares of Ryanair Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 406,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.32-$41.81 after having opened the day at $41.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.50.

Ryanair Holdings plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides scheduled-passenger airline services in Ireland, the United Kingdom, continental Europe, and Morocco. Ryanair Holdings has a market cap of $12.2 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 24.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Ryanair Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ryanair Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Ryanair Holdings Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, J.B. Hunt Transport Services ( JBHT) is down $0.42 (-0.6%) to $73.18 on light volume Thus far, 199,663 shares of J.B. Hunt Transport Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 831,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $72.47-$73.55 after having opened the day at $73.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $73.60.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides transportation and delivery services in the continental United States, Canada, and Mexico. J.B. Hunt Transport Services has a market cap of $8.7 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.5, 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 Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate J.B. Hunt Transport Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates J.B. Hunt Transport Services as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, 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 shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full J.B. Hunt Transport Services Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, FedEx Corporation ( FDX) is down $0.36 (-0.4%) to $97.36 on average volume Thus far, 1.3 million shares of FedEx Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $96.62-$97.36 after having opened the day at $97.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $97.72.

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 $30.7 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 6.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full FedEx Corporation 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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