LFL, NSC, LUV, CSX And FDX, 5 Transportation Stocks Pushing The Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 91 points (-0.6%) at 15,838 as of Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 929 issues advancing vs. 2,026 declining with 145 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. A company within the industry that fell today was Delta Air Lines ( DAL), up 1.9%.

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

5. LATAM Airlines Group S.A ( LFL) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry lower today. As of noon trading, LATAM Airlines Group S.A is down $0.51 (-3.4%) to $14.35 on light volume. Thus far, 141,059 shares of LATAM Airlines Group S.A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 959,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $14.34-$14.71 after having opened the day at $14.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.86.

LATAM Airlines Group S.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides passenger and cargo air transportation services primarily in South America. LATAM Airlines Group S.A has a market cap of $7.2 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 499.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 8.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate LATAM Airlines Group S.A a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates LATAM Airlines Group S.A as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full LATAM Airlines Group S.A Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Norfolk Southern Corporation ( NSC) is down $0.88 (-1.0%) to $90.38 on average volume. Thus far, 788,512 shares of Norfolk Southern Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $89.75-$90.53 after having opened the day at $90.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $91.26.

Norfolk Southern Corporation engages in the rail transportation of raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods in the United States. Norfolk Southern Corporation has a market cap of $27.9 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 1.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Norfolk Southern Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Norfolk Southern Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Norfolk Southern Corporation Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Southwest Airlines ( LUV) is down $0.55 (-2.6%) to $20.76 on average volume. Thus far, 5.0 million shares of Southwest Airlines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $20.72-$21.57 after having opened the day at $21.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.31.

Southwest Airlines Co. operates passenger airlines that provide scheduled air transportation services in the United States. As of December 31, 2012, the company operated 694 aircraft, including 606 Boeing 737 aircraft and 88 Boeing 717 aircraft. Southwest Airlines has a market cap of $14.4 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 13.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Southwest Airlines a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Southwest Airlines as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Southwest Airlines Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, CSX ( CSX) is down $0.28 (-1.1%) to $26.24 on average volume. Thus far, 2.9 million shares of CSX exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.03-$26.28 after having opened the day at $26.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.52.

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 $26.5 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 7.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate CSX a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CSX as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full CSX Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, FedEx Corporation ( FDX) is down $1.30 (-1.0%) to $133.04 on average volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of FedEx Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $131.89-$134.00 after having opened the day at $132.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $134.34.

FedEx Corporation provides transportation, e-commerce, and business services in the United States and internationally. It operates in four segments: FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight, and FedEx Services. FedEx Corporation has a market cap of $41.2 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 6.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate FedEx Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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

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If you are interested in one of these 3 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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