Trinity Industries Inc. (TRN): Today's Featured Transportation Winner

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Trinity Industries ( TRN) pushed the Transportation industry higher today making it today's featured transportation winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.2%. By the end of trading, Trinity Industries rose $1.55 (3.1%) to $51.60 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 2,809,653 shares of Trinity Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,171,300 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $51.51-$53.63 after having opened the day at $52.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.05. Other companies within the Transportation industry that increased today were: Vitran Corporation ( VTNC), up 11.0%, China Metro-Rural Holdings ( CNR), up 5.3%, Copa Holdings ( CPA), up 4.9% and Paragon Shipping ( PRGN), up 3.2%.

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 $3.9 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 39.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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.

On the negative front, Genco Shipping & Trading ( GNK), down 16.2%, Newlead Holdings ( NEWL), down 14.1%, Eagle Bulk Shipping ( EGLE), down 12.4% and StealthGas ( GASS), down 9.6% , were all laggards within the transportation industry with Expeditors International of Washington ( EXPD) being today's transportation industry laggard.

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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