5 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Transportation Industry

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower 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 5 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

5. Canadian Pacific Railway ( CP) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry lower today. As of noon trading, Canadian Pacific Railway is down $0.67 (-0.6%) to $122.00 on average volume. Thus far, 309,456 shares of Canadian Pacific Railway exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 698,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $121.38-$122.58 after having opened the day at $122.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $122.67.

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 $21.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 20.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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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4. As of noon trading, US Airways Group ( LCC) is down $0.37 (-2.0%) to $17.75 on average volume. Thus far, 3.5 million shares of US Airways Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.31-$18.04 after having opened the day at $18.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.12.

US Airways Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides air transportation for passengers and cargo. US Airways Group has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 34.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate US Airways Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates US Airways Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full US Airways Group Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Norfolk Southern Corporation ( NSC) is down $0.40 (-0.5%) to $75.94 on average volume. Thus far, 714,458 shares of Norfolk Southern Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $75.92-$76.50 after having opened the day at $76.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $76.34.

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 $23.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 21.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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, increase in stock price during the past year, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. 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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2. As of noon trading, United Continental Holdings ( UAL) is down $0.72 (-2.2%) to $32.58 on average volume. Thus far, 2.3 million shares of United Continental Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.45-$33.26 after having opened the day at $33.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.30.

United Continental Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides passenger and cargo air transportation services. The company operates in six continents from its hubs in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Guam, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. United Continental Holdings has a market cap of $11.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 42.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate United Continental Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates United Continental Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full United Continental Holdings Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Delta Air Lines ( DAL) is down $0.20 (-0.9%) to $22.44 on heavy volume. Thus far, 14.6 million shares of Delta Air Lines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.39-$22.71 after having opened the day at $22.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.63.

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 $18.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 90.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Delta Air Lines a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 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 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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