Trinity Industries Inc. (TRN): Today's Featured Transportation Laggard

Trinity Industries ( TRN) pushed the Transportation industry lower today making it today's featured Transportation laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.3%. By the end of trading, Trinity Industries fell $1.13 (-3.1%) to $35.76 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 2,102,128 shares of Trinity Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,126,700 shares. The stock ranged in price between $35.33-$36.94 after having opened the day at $36.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.89. Other companies within the Transportation industry that declined today were: Seanergy Maritime Holdings ( SHIP), down 6.1%, DHT Holdings ( DHT), down 3.6%, StealthGas ( GASS), down 3.4% and FreeSeas ( FREE), down 3.3%.

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 $2.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 3.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Trinity Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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.

On the positive front, Era Group ( ERA), up 23.0%, Gol Intelligent Airlines ( GOL), up 6.1%, Quality Distribution ( QLTY), up 5.9% and Tsakos Energy Navigation ( TNP), up 4.0% , were all gainers within the transportation industry with CH Robinson Worldwide ( CHRW) being today's featured transportation industry leader.

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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