Today's Top Performers In Transportation

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 93 points (0.6%) at 15,285 as of Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,438 issues advancing vs. 1,461 declining with 119 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%.

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

4. Kirby ( KEX) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry higher today. As of noon trading, Kirby is up $1.44 (1.7%) to $85.48 on average volume. Thus far, 134,077 shares of Kirby exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 267,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $84.17-$85.54 after having opened the day at $84.17 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $84.04.

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 $4.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 35.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 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, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. 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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3. As of noon trading, Expeditors International of Washington ( EXPD) is up $0.44 (1.0%) to $44.73 on average volume. Thus far, 615,794 shares of Expeditors International of Washington exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.10-$44.75 after having opened the day at $44.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.29.

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. provides logistics services in the United States and internationally. Expeditors International of Washington has a market cap of $9.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 10.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Expeditors International of Washington a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Expeditors International of Washington as a buy. 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, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Expeditors International of Washington Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, CH Robinson Worldwide ( CHRW) is up $0.93 (1.6%) to $60.15 on average volume. Thus far, 868,270 shares of CH Robinson Worldwide exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $59.00-$60.24 after having opened the day at $59.33 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $59.22.

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 6.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate CH Robinson Worldwide a buy, 6 analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CH Robinson Worldwide 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, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full CH Robinson Worldwide Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B ( UPS) is up $0.76 (0.9%) to $88.83 on average volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $87.93-$88.91 after having opened the day at $88.09 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $88.07.

United Parcel Service, Inc., a package delivery company, provides transportation, logistics, and financial services in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: U.S. Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain and Freight. The U.S. United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B has a market cap of $62.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 19.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. 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 United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B 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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