5 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Transportation Industry

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 5 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

5. Teekay Offshore Partners L.P ( TOO) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry lower today. As of noon trading, Teekay Offshore Partners L.P is down $0.63 (-1.8%) to $35.28 on average volume. Thus far, 119,930 shares of Teekay Offshore Partners L.P exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 222,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.03-$36.08 after having opened the day at $35.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.91.

Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. provides marine transportation, oil production, and storage services to the offshore oil industry in the North Sea and Brazil. Teekay Offshore Partners L.P has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 37.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Teekay Offshore Partners L.P a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Teekay Offshore Partners L.P as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, notable return on equity and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Teekay Offshore Partners L.P Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Air Methods ( AIRM) is down $1.61 (-4.4%) to $35.14 on heavy volume. Thus far, 509,045 shares of Air Methods exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 643,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.91-$36.75 after having opened the day at $36.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.75.

Air Methods Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides air medical emergency transport services and systems in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Air Medical Services (AMS) and United Rotorcraft (UR). Air Methods has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 0.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Air Methods a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Air Methods as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity 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 Air Methods Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Kirby ( KEX) is down $1.49 (-1.8%) to $82.16 on light volume. Thus far, 78,422 shares of Kirby exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 305,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $82.02-$83.95 after having opened the day at $83.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $83.65.

Kirby Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides marine transportation and diesel engine services primarily in the United States. Its Marine Transportation segment provides transportation services for the inland and coastal markets. Kirby has a market cap of $4.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 33.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Kirby a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kirby as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Kirby Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Old Dominion Freight Lines ( ODFL) is down $0.57 (-1.3%) to $43.73 on light volume. Thus far, 131,356 shares of Old Dominion Freight Lines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 693,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.59-$44.63 after having opened the day at $44.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.30.

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. operates as a less-than-truckload (LTL) motor carrier primarily in the United States and North America. It provides regional, inter-regional, and national LTL services. Old Dominion Freight Lines has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 28.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Old Dominion Freight Lines a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Old Dominion Freight Lines 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, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Old Dominion Freight Lines Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, United Continental Holdings ( UAL) is down $0.52 (-1.6%) to $31.49 on light volume. Thus far, 815,548 shares of United Continental Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.20-$32.02 after having opened the day at $31.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.01.

United Continental Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides passenger and cargo air transportation services. The company operates in six continents from its hubs in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Guam, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. United Continental Holdings has a market cap of $10.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 34.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate United Continental Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates United Continental Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, increase in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full United Continental Holdings 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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