Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 126 points (-0.8%) at 15,723 as of Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,087 issues advancing vs. 1,837 declining with 186 unchanged. The Transportation industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include LATAM Airlines Group S.A ( LFL), down 3.0%, Canadian Pacific Railway ( CP), down 1.0%, Union Pacific ( UNP), down 0.7% and Southwest Airlines ( LUV), down 0.7%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 3. Kirby ( KEX) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry higher today. As of noon trading, Kirby is up $1.78 (1.8%) to $99.07 on heavy volume. Thus far, 406,209 shares of Kirby exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 286,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $95.41-$99.07 after having opened the day at $95.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $97.29. Kirby Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides marine transportation and diesel engine services primarily in the United States. Its Marine Transportation segment provides transportation services for the inland and coastal markets. Kirby has a market cap of $5.6 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Kirby a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Kirby 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, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Kirby Ratings Report now. 3x UPSIDE POTENTIAL: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.