FedEx Corporation (FDX): Today's Featured Transportation Laggard

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FedEx Corporation ( FDX) pushed the Transportation industry lower today making it today's featured Transportation laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.2%. By the end of trading, FedEx Corporation fell $1.86 (-1.7%) to $108.39 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,304,930 shares of FedEx Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,487,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $107.74-$110.12 after having opened the day at $110.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $110.25. Other companies within the Transportation industry that declined today were: FreeSeas ( FREE), down 13.8%, Newlead Holdings ( NEWL), down 11.3%, Genco Shipping & Trading ( GNK), down 10.3% and Baltic Trading ( BALT), down 6.5%.

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 $35.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 20.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate FedEx Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 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 solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the positive front, Air Methods ( AIRM), up 6.1%, Vitran Corporation ( VTNC), up 4.6%, USA Truck ( USAK), up 3.0% and Radiant Logistics ( RLGT), up 2.6%.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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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