5 Stocks Pushing The Transportation Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 11 points (0.1%) at 15,533 as of Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,505 issues advancing vs. 1,392 declining with 116 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits down 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Danaos Corporation ( DAC), down 15.8%, and Teekay Offshore Partners L.P ( TOO), down 2.9%. A company within the industry that increased today was United Continental Holdings ( UAL), up 0.8%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

5. LATAM Airlines Group S.A ( LFL) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry lower today. As of noon trading, LATAM Airlines Group S.A is down $0.48 (-3.3%) to $13.89 on average volume. Thus far, 331,300 shares of LATAM Airlines Group S.A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 533,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.88-$14.38 after having opened the day at $14.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.37.

LATAM Airlines Group S.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides passenger and cargo air transportation services primarily in South America. LATAM Airlines Group S.A has a market cap of $7.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 39.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates LATAM Airlines Group S.A a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates LATAM Airlines Group S.A as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full LATAM Airlines Group S.A Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Spirit Airlines ( SAVE) is down $2.74 (-7.7%) to $32.65 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.3 million shares of Spirit Airlines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 671,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.57-$33.82 after having opened the day at $33.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.39.

Spirit Airlines, Inc. provides low-fare airline services. It operates approximately 200 daily flights to 50 destinations in the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Spirit Airlines has a market cap of $2.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 100.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Spirit Airlines a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Spirit Airlines 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, growth in earnings per share, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. 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 Spirit Airlines Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Canadian Pacific Railway ( CP) is down $1.75 (-1.4%) to $125.02 on average volume. Thus far, 483,404 shares of Canadian Pacific Railway exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 841,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $124.37-$126.73 after having opened the day at $126.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $126.77.

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates as a transcontinental railway providing freight transportation services, logistics solutions, and supply chain expertise in Canada and the United States. Canadian Pacific Railway has a market cap of $22.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 24.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Canadian Pacific Railway a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Canadian Pacific Railway as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins 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 Canadian Pacific Railway Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Norfolk Southern Corporation ( NSC) is down $0.38 (-0.5%) to $73.48 on light volume. Thus far, 539,735 shares of Norfolk Southern Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $73.42-$74.50 after having opened the day at $74.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $73.86.

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 $24.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 19.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Norfolk Southern Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 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 attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures 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 Norfolk Southern Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Delta Air Lines ( DAL) is down $0.11 (-0.5%) to $21.21 on average volume. Thus far, 4.4 million shares of Delta Air Lines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $20.98-$21.50 after having opened the day at $21.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.32.

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 $18.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 79.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Delta Air Lines a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Delta Air Lines as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Delta Air Lines Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 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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