CH Robinson Worldwide Inc. (CHRW): Today's Featured Transportation Laggard

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CH Robinson Worldwide ( CHRW) pushed the Transportation industry lower today making it today's featured Transportation laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.8%. By the end of trading, CH Robinson Worldwide fell $5.48 (-9.3%) to $53.16 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 10,165,573 shares of CH Robinson Worldwide exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,877,700 shares. The stock ranged in price between $52.50-$54.50 after having opened the day at $53.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.64. Other companies within the Transportation industry that declined today were: Newlead Holdings ( NEWL), down 18.0%, Globus Maritime ( GLBS), down 10.5%, FreeSeas ( FREE), down 7.9% and Tidewater ( TDW), down 7.1%.

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., a third-party logistics company, provides freight transportation services and logistics solutions to companies in various industries worldwide. CH Robinson Worldwide has a market cap of $8.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 0.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates CH Robinson Worldwide a buy, 8 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CH Robinson Worldwide as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity 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.

On the positive front, Knightsbridge Tankers ( VLCCF), up 7.3%, Gol Intelligent Airlines ( GOL), up 5.0%, Ryanair Holdings ( RYAAY), up 4.8% and Baltic Trading ( BALT), up 3.7% , were all gainers within the transportation industry with Swift Transportation ( SWFT) being today's featured transportation industry leader.

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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