4 Stocks Raising The Transportation Industry Higher

All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 41 points (-0.3%) at 15,444 as of Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 951 issues advancing vs. 1,969 declining with 95 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. A company within the industry that increased today was LATAM Airlines Group S.A ( LFL), up 1.3%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

4. Copa Holdings ( CPA) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry higher today. As of noon trading, Copa Holdings is up $2.11 (1.6%) to $137.81 on average volume. Thus far, 192,183 shares of Copa Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 347,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $135.46-$138.85 after having opened the day at $135.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $135.70.

Copa Holdings, S.A. provides airline passenger and cargo services in Latin America. It provides services within Colombia; and international flights from various cities in Colombia to Panama, Venezuela, Ecuador, Mexico, Cuba, Guatemala, and Costa Rica. Copa Holdings has a market cap of $4.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 35.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Copa Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Copa Holdings 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, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Copa Holdings Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, CH Robinson Worldwide ( CHRW) is up $0.39 (0.7%) to $60.33 on average volume. Thus far, 710,931 shares of CH Robinson Worldwide exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $59.95-$60.35 after having opened the day at $60.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $59.94.

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 $9.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 8.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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. Get the full CH Robinson Worldwide Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Norfolk Southern Corporation ( NSC) is up $0.54 (0.7%) to $76.17 on average volume. Thus far, 972,018 shares of Norfolk Southern Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $75.36-$76.52 after having opened the day at $75.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $75.63.

Norfolk Southern Corporation engages in the rail transportation of raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods in the United States. Norfolk Southern Corporation has a market cap of $23.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 21.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Norfolk Southern Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Norfolk Southern Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, attractive valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Norfolk Southern Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, CSX ( CSX) is up $0.23 (0.9%) to $24.57 on average volume. Thus far, 3.3 million shares of CSX exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.31-$24.63 after having opened the day at $24.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.34.

CSX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides rail-based transportation services. It offers traditional rail services, and transports intermodal containers and trailers. CSX has a market cap of $24.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 23.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate CSX a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CSX as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full CSX Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 4 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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