5 Stocks Pulling 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 down 30 points (-0.2%) at 15,089 as of Monday, May 13, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,245 issues advancing vs. 1,704 declining with 112 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits down 0.37 versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Teekay Corporation ( TK), down 2.95, Copa Holdings ( CPA), down 2.31 and LATAM Airlines Group S.A ( LFL), down 1.22.

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

5. CH Robinson Worldwide ( CHRW) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry lower today. As of noon trading, CH Robinson Worldwide is down $1.13 (-2.0%) to $55.87 on average volume Thus far, 907,161 shares of CH Robinson Worldwide exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $55.87-$56.58 after having opened the day at $56.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.00.

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 $8.9 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 11.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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, good cash flow from operations and compelling growth in net income. 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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