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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