5 Stocks Dragging The Transportation Industry Downward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 34 points (-0.2%) at 14,831 as of Friday, April 12, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 825 issues advancing vs. 2,080 declining with 130 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits down 0.88 versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.51. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Kirby ( KEX), down 1.94, LATAM Airlines Group S.A ( LFL), down 1.29 and FedEx Corporation ( FDX), down 0.52. A company within the industry that increased today was Spirit Airlines ( SAVE), up 2.57.

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

5. Trinity Industries ( TRN) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry lower today. As of noon trading, Trinity Industries is down $0.92 (-2.1%) to $41.82 on average volume Thus far, 303,069 shares of Trinity Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 805,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.64-$42.74 after having opened the day at $42.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.74.

Trinity Industries, Inc. provides products and services to the industrial, energy, transportation, and construction sectors primarily in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Sweden. Trinity Industries has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 19.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Trinity Industries as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. 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 Trinity Industries Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, J.B. Hunt Transport Services ( JBHT) is down $2.20 (-3.0%) to $72.02 on heavy volume Thus far, 812,203 shares of J.B. Hunt Transport Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 805,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $71.50-$73.09 after having opened the day at $72.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.22.

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 $8.8 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 24.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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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3. As of noon trading, Expeditors International of Washington ( EXPD) is down $0.41 (-1.1%) to $36.62 on light volume Thus far, 758,396 shares of Expeditors International of Washington exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.32-$37.01 after having opened the day at $36.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.03.

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. provides logistics services in the United States and internationally. Expeditors International of Washington has a market cap of $7.7 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 6.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. 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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2. As of noon trading, CH Robinson Worldwide ( CHRW) is down $1.68 (-2.8%) to $58.91 on heavy volume Thus far, 1.7 million shares of CH Robinson Worldwide exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $57.74-$59.96 after having opened the day at $59.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.59.

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., a third-party logistics company, provides freight transportation services and logistics solutions to companies in various industries worldwide. CH Robinson Worldwide has a market cap of $9.7 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 4.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates CH Robinson Worldwide 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, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full CH Robinson Worldwide Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Delta Air Lines ( DAL) is down $0.12 (-0.8%) to $15.42 on light volume Thus far, 5.1 million shares of Delta Air Lines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 13.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.40-$15.91 after having opened the day at $15.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.55.

Delta Air Lines, Inc. provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo in the United States and internationally. Its route network is centered around a system of hub and international gateway airports in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Delta Air Lines has a market cap of $13.0 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 31.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Delta Air Lines as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Delta Air Lines Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 5 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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