3 Stocks Raising The Transportation Industry Higher

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 10 points (-0.1%) at 15,618 as of Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,354 issues advancing vs. 1,554 declining with 118 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 increased today was Pacific Airport Group ( PAC), up 4.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Delta Air Lines ( DAL), down 1.0%, and Norfolk Southern Corporation ( NSC), down 0.6%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

3. Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste S.A.B. de ( ASR) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry higher today. As of noon trading, Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste S.A.B. de is up $4.34 (3.6%) to $124.18 on average volume. Thus far, 32,836 shares of Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste S.A.B. de exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 86,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $119.79-$124.46 after having opened the day at $119.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $119.84.

Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, S.A.B. de C.V. holds concessions to operate, maintain, and develop airports in the Southeast region of Mexico. Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste S.A.B. de has a market cap of $3.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 3.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste S.A.B. de a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste S.A.B. de 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, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste S.A.B. de Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Ryanair Holdings ( RYAAY) is up $0.71 (1.3%) to $54.10 on average volume. Thus far, 113,963 shares of Ryanair Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 294,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $53.46-$54.10 after having opened the day at $53.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.39.

Ryanair Holdings plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides scheduled-passenger airline services in Ireland, the United Kingdom, continental Europe, and Morocco. Ryanair Holdings has a market cap of $14.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 50.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Ryanair Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ryanair Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Ryanair Holdings Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, CSX ( CSX) is up $0.63 (2.5%) to $26.07 on heavy volume. Thus far, 13.0 million shares of CSX exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.61-$26.68 after having opened the day at $26.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.44.

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 $25.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 25.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 10 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 growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full CSX 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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