3 Stocks Pushing The Transportation Industry Lower

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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 lower today:

3. CSX ( CSX) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry lower today. As of noon trading, CSX is down $0.14 (-0.5%) to $27.25 on average volume. Thus far, 2.6 million shares of CSX exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.04-$27.28 after having opened the day at $27.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.39.

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 $27.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 4.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate CSX a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 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, solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations 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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2. As of noon trading, Norfolk Southern Corporation ( NSC) is down $1.12 (-1.2%) to $92.48 on light volume. Thus far, 679,198 shares of Norfolk Southern Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $92.00-$92.74 after having opened the day at $92.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $93.60.

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 $28.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 0.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 8 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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1. As of noon trading, FedEx Corporation ( FDX) is down $1.04 (-0.8%) to $131.96 on average volume. Thus far, 857,113 shares of FedEx Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $131.00-$132.56 after having opened the day at $131.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $133.00.

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 $41.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 7.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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 revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. 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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