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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