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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4. As of noon trading, J.B. Hunt Transport Services ( JBHT) is up $0.71 (0.94) to $76.08 on average volume Thus far, 394,610 shares of J.B. Hunt Transport Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 819,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $75.35-$76.60 after having opened the day at $75.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $75.37.

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 28.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 25.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate J.B. Hunt Transport Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

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, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full J.B. Hunt Transport Services Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Canadian National Railway ( CNI) is up $0.64 (0.62) to $103.43 on heavy volume Thus far, 527,481 shares of Canadian National Railway exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 701,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $102.31-$104.43 after having opened the day at $103.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $102.79.

Canadian National Railway Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in rail and related transportation business in North America. Canadian National Railway has a market cap of $43.6 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 12.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Canadian National Railway a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Canadian National Railway as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Canadian National Railway Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, CH Robinson Worldwide ( CHRW) is up $1.37 (2.35) to $59.57 on average volume Thus far, 870,481 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 $58.27-$59.74 after having opened the day at $58.33 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.20.

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 $9.4 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 7.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate CH Robinson Worldwide a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 17 rate it a hold.

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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1. As of noon trading, United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B ( UPS) is up $0.36 (0.41) to $88.91 on average volume Thus far, 1.4 million shares of United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $88.51-$89.42 after having opened the day at $88.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $88.55.

United Parcel Service, Inc., a package delivery company, provides transportation, logistics, and financial services in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: U.S. Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain and Freight. The U.S. United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B has a market cap of $64.3 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 97.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 20.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B 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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