5 Stocks Moving The Transportation Industry Upward

Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 19 points (-0.1%) at 15,282 as of Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,222 issues advancing vs. 1,685 declining with 126 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. A company within the industry that fell today was Canadian National Railway ( CNI), up 0.6%.

TheStreet 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 $1.48 (4.5%) to $34.29 on heavy volume. Thus far, 814,825 shares of Golar LNG exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 680,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.82-$34.40 after having opened the day at $32.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.81.

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 $2.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 13.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 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 compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Golar LNG Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Alaska Air Group ( ALK) is up $1.52 (2.7%) to $57.45 on average volume. Thus far, 533,561 shares of Alaska Air Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $55.15-$57.57 after having opened the day at $55.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.93.

Alaska Air Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo. Alaska Air Group has a market cap of $3.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 20.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Alaska Air Group a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Alaska Air Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Alaska Air Group Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Delta Air Lines ( DAL) is up $0.14 (0.7%) to $19.47 on light volume. Thus far, 3.7 million shares of Delta Air Lines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.01-$19.64 after having opened the day at $19.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.33.

Delta Air Lines, Inc. provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo in the United States and internationally. Its route network is centered around a system of hub and international gateway airports in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Delta Air Lines has a market cap of $16.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 60.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Delta Air Lines a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Delta Air Lines as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full Delta Air Lines Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, FedEx Corporation ( FDX) is up $1.36 (1.3%) to $104.51 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of FedEx Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $102.01-$104.58 after having opened the day at $102.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $103.15.

FedEx Corporation provides transportation, e-commerce, and business services in the United States and internationally. It operates in four segments: FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight, and FedEx Services. FedEx Corporation has a market cap of $31.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 12.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate FedEx Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates FedEx Corporation 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, reasonable valuation levels and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full FedEx Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B ( UPS) is up $0.66 (0.7%) to $90.39 on light volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $89.42-$90.41 after having opened the day at $89.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $89.73.

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 $64.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 19.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 12 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 buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. 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).

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