5 Stocks Pushing The Transportation Industry Downward

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 15 points (0.1%) at 14,565 as of Thursday, April 4, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,512 issues advancing vs. 1,354 declining with 153 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

5. Genesee & Wyoming ( GWR) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry lower today. As of noon trading, Genesee & Wyoming is down $2.60 (-3.0%) to $84.21 on heavy volume Thus far, 365,785 shares of Genesee & Wyoming exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 360,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $83.92-$86.65 after having opened the day at $86.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $86.81.

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 $4.6 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 88.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 14.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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, expanding profit margins, 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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4. As of noon trading, Canadian Pacific Railway ( CP) is down $0.82 (-0.7%) to $119.98 on heavy volume Thus far, 619,922 shares of Canadian Pacific Railway exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 817,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $118.78-$120.88 after having opened the day at $120.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $120.80.

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates as a transcontinental railway providing freight transportation services, logistics solutions, and supply chain expertise in Canada and the United States. Canadian Pacific Railway has a market cap of $21.7 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 44.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 18.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Canadian Pacific Railway a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Canadian Pacific Railway as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, 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 somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Canadian Pacific Railway Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Norfolk Southern Corporation ( NSC) is down $1.38 (-1.8%) to $73.78 on heavy volume Thus far, 2.2 million shares of Norfolk Southern Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $73.62-$74.64 after having opened the day at $74.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $75.16.

Norfolk Southern Corporation engages in the rail transportation of raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods in the United States. Norfolk Southern Corporation has a market cap of $25.5 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 21.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Norfolk Southern Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Norfolk Southern Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins 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 Norfolk Southern Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, CSX ( CSX) is down $0.32 (-1.4%) to $23.62 on average volume Thus far, 3.7 million shares of CSX exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.60-$23.97 after having opened the day at $23.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.95.

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 $24.7 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 21.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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, solid stock price performance 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, Union Pacific ( UNP) is down $1.16 (-0.8%) to $137.68 on average volume Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Union Pacific exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $136.86-$138.82 after having opened the day at $138.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $138.84.

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, provides rail transportation services in North America. Union Pacific has a market cap of $66.0 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 10.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate Union Pacific a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Union Pacific 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 Union Pacific 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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