NSC, DAL, CSX, UNP And FDX, 5 Transportation Stocks Pushing The Industry Lower

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 79 points (-0.5%) at 15,419 as of Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,348 issues advancing vs. 1,561 declining with 117 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include United Continental Holdings ( UAL), down 2.5%, Canadian National Railway ( CNI), down 1.0% and Canadian Pacific Railway ( CP), down 0.8%.

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

5. Norfolk Southern Corporation ( NSC) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry lower today. As of noon trading, Norfolk Southern Corporation is down $0.49 (-0.7%) to $73.92 on light volume. Thus far, 558,660 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 $73.57-$74.51 after having opened the day at $74.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.41.

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 $24.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 19.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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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4. As of noon trading, Delta Air Lines ( DAL) is down $0.31 (-1.5%) to $20.75 on light volume. Thus far, 2.7 million shares of Delta Air Lines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $20.65-$21.10 after having opened the day at $21.09 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.06.

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 $18.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 76.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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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3. As of noon trading, CSX ( CSX) is down $0.22 (-0.8%) to $25.60 on average volume. Thus far, 3.1 million shares of CSX exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.47-$25.85 after having opened the day at $25.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.82.

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 $25.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 28.8% 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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2. As of noon trading, Union Pacific ( UNP) is down $0.88 (-0.6%) to $159.67 on average volume. Thus far, 702,479 shares of Union Pacific exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $158.61-$160.56 after having opened the day at $160.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $160.55.

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, provides rail transportation services in North America. Union Pacific has a market cap of $73.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 27.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Union Pacific a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Union Pacific as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and notable return on equity. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Union Pacific Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, FedEx Corporation ( FDX) is down $0.35 (-0.3%) to $108.73 on light volume. Thus far, 517,881 shares of FedEx Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $107.92-$109.18 after having opened the day at $108.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $109.08.

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 $34.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 17.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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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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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