CH Robinson Worldwide Inc. (CHRW): Today's Featured Transportation Winner

CH Robinson Worldwide ( CHRW) pushed the Transportation industry higher today making it today's featured transportation winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.0%. By the end of trading, CH Robinson Worldwide rose $0.58 (1.0%) to $56.31 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,835,188 shares of CH Robinson Worldwide exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,528,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $55.50-$56.57 after having opened the day at $55.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.73. Other companies within the Transportation industry that increased today were: Era Group ( ERA), up 28.2%, Arkansas Best Corporation ( ABFS), up 14.8%, StealthGas ( GASS), up 7.3% and FreeSeas ( FREE), up 6.7%.

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 15.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 12.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate CH Robinson Worldwide a buy, 5 analysts rate it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CH Robinson Worldwide as a hold. 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. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

On the negative front, Matson ( MATX), down 5.7%, Rand Logistics ( RLOG), down 4.5%, Quality Distribution ( QLTY), down 4.1% and Gol Intelligent Airlines ( GOL), down 3.5% , were all laggards within the transportation industry with CSX ( CSX) being today's transportation industry laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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).

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