5 Stocks Improving Performance Of 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 down 23 points (-0.2%) at 15,311 as of Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,760 issues advancing vs. 1,167 declining with 109 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits up 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%.

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

5. Nordic American Tankers ( NAT) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry higher today. As of noon trading, Nordic American Tankers is up $0.86 (10.7%) to $8.92 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Nordic American Tankers exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $8.10-$8.97 after having opened the day at $8.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $8.06.

Nordic American Tankers Limited, a tanker company, engages in acquiring and chartering double-hull tankers. Its fleet consists of 20 double-hull Suezmax tankers. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda. Nordic American Tankers has a market cap of $540.0 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 6.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Nordic American Tankers a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nordic American Tankers as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Nordic American Tankers Ratings Report now.

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