3 Stocks Dragging In The Transportation Industry

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up 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 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

3. AAR Corporation ( AIR) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry lower today. As of noon trading, AAR Corporation is down $2.68 (-8.9%) to $27.25 on heavy volume. Thus far, 840,335 shares of AAR Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 265,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.00-$28.63 after having opened the day at $28.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $29.93.

AAR CORP. provides products and services to aviation, government, and defense markets worldwide. The company operates trough two segments, Aviation Services and Technology Products. AAR Corporation has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 58.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate AAR Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates AAR Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth 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 AAR Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Copa Holdings ( CPA) is down $2.35 (-1.7%) to $135.98 on light volume. Thus far, 56,464 shares of Copa Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 242,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $135.90-$139.05 after having opened the day at $138.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $138.33.

Copa Holdings, S.A. provides airline passenger and cargo services in Latin America. It provides services within Colombia; and international flights from various cities in Colombia to Panama, Venezuela, Ecuador, Mexico, Cuba, Guatemala, and Costa Rica. Copa Holdings has a market cap of $4.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 37.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Copa Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Copa Holdings 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, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Copa Holdings Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Canadian National Railway ( CNI) is down $0.73 (-0.7%) to $100.34 on light volume. Thus far, 168,353 shares of Canadian National Railway exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 472,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $100.09-$101.14 after having opened the day at $101.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $101.07.

Canadian National Railway Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in rail and related transportation business in North America. Canadian National Railway has a market cap of $42.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 11.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Canadian National Railway a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Canadian National Railway 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, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Canadian National Railway 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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