5 Stocks Dragging The Transportation Industry Downward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 42 points (-0.3%) at 15,847 as of Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 971 issues advancing vs. 1,916 declining with 131 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. A company within the industry that increased today was Union Pacific ( UNP), up 0.7%.

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

5. Copa Holdings ( CPA) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry lower today. As of noon trading, Copa Holdings is down $1.82 (-1.2%) to $149.59 on light volume. Thus far, 60,486 shares of Copa Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 227,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $148.67-$150.98 after having opened the day at $150.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $151.41.

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 $5.0 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 52.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Copa Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Copa Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance 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 Copa Holdings Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Alaska Air Group ( ALK) is down $0.99 (-1.3%) to $73.59 on average volume. Thus far, 377,483 shares of Alaska Air Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 583,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $72.97-$75.00 after having opened the day at $74.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.58.

Alaska Air Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo. Alaska Air Group has a market cap of $5.3 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 76.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Alaska Air Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Alaska Air Group 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, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Alaska Air Group Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Trinity Industries ( TRN) is down $0.93 (-1.9%) to $48.95 on average volume. Thus far, 802,926 shares of Trinity Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.89-$49.84 after having opened the day at $49.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.88.

Trinity Industries, Inc. provides products and services to the industrial, energy, transportation, and construction sectors primarily in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Sweden. Trinity Industries has a market cap of $4.0 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 39.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Trinity Industries a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Trinity Industries as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Trinity Industries Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Canadian Pacific Railway ( CP) is down $1.17 (-0.8%) to $151.79 on light volume. Thus far, 59,906 shares of Canadian Pacific Railway exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 621,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $151.63-$153.11 after having opened the day at $153.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $152.96.

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 $26.9 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 34.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 50.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Canadian Pacific Railway a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 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, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, compelling growth in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Canadian Pacific Railway Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, United Continental Holdings ( UAL) is down $0.49 (-1.3%) to $37.08 on light volume. Thus far, 962,613 shares of United Continental Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.05-$37.74 after having opened the day at $37.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.57.

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 $13.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 60.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate United Continental Holdings a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 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, compelling growth in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full United Continental Holdings 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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