Today's Top Performers In Transportation

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 47 points (0.3%) at 15,382 as of Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,570 issues advancing vs. 1,367 declining with 136 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits up 1.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. A company within the industry that increased today was FedEx Corporation ( FDX), up 1.06. A company within the industry that fell today was United Continental Holdings ( UAL), up 2.32.

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

5. Golar LNG ( GLNG) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry higher today. As of noon trading, Golar LNG is up $1.07 (2.94) to $37.45 on average volume Thus far, 325,092 shares of Golar LNG exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 676,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.40-$37.79 after having opened the day at $36.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.38.

Golar LNG Limited, a midstream liquefied natural gas (LNG) company, engages in the transportation, regasification and liquefaction, and trading of LNG. Golar LNG has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 3.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Golar LNG a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Golar LNG as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. 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 Golar LNG Ratings Report now.

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