3 Stocks Moving The Transportation Industry Upward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 30 points (0.2%) at 15,994 as of Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,823 issues advancing vs. 1,044 declining with 196 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. A company within the industry that fell today was United Continental Holdings ( UAL), up 1.2%.

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 $1.27 (1.3%) to $100.59 on average volume. Thus far, 222,145 shares of Kirby exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 357,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $98.30-$100.95 after having opened the day at $98.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $99.32.

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 $5.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 0.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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 growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins 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.

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