5 Stocks Dragging In The Transportation Industry

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 44 points (0.3%) at 15,539 as of Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,783 issues advancing vs. 1,120 declining with 134 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%.

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

5. Werner ( WERN) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry lower today. As of noon trading, Werner is down $1.54 (-6.3%) to $22.87 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Werner exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 512,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.61-$23.35 after having opened the day at $22.72 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.41.

Werner Enterprises, Inc., a transportation and logistics company, engages in hauling truckload shipments of general commodities in interstate and intrastate commerce in the United States, Mexico, and internationally. Werner has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 12.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Werner a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Werner as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its 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 Werner Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Con-way ( CNW) is down $1.95 (-4.6%) to $40.84 on heavy volume. Thus far, 886,231 shares of Con-way exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 643,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.70-$42.55 after having opened the day at $42.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.79.

Con-way Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides transportation, logistics, and supply chain management services to various manufacturing, industrial, and retail customers in North America and internationally. Con-way has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 55.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Con-way a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Con-way as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Con-way Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, J.B. Hunt Transport Services ( JBHT) is down $0.71 (-0.9%) to $73.74 on average volume. Thus far, 337,592 shares of J.B. Hunt Transport Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 484,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $73.42-$74.24 after having opened the day at $74.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.45.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides transportation and delivery services in the continental United States, Canada, and Mexico. J.B. Hunt Transport Services has a market cap of $8.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 24.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate J.B. Hunt Transport Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates J.B. Hunt Transport Services as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full J.B. Hunt Transport Services Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Expeditors International of Washington ( EXPD) is down $0.58 (-1.3%) to $44.06 on average volume. Thus far, 630,033 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 $44.06-$44.78 after having opened the day at $44.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.64.

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. provides logistics services in the United States and internationally. Expeditors International of Washington has a market cap of $9.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 12.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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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1. As of noon trading, CSX ( CSX) is down $0.15 (-0.6%) to $26.06 on average volume. Thus far, 3.5 million shares of CSX exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.56-$26.07 after having opened the day at $25.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.21.

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 $26.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 32.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate CSX a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CSX as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full CSX Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 5 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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