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

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CH Robinson Worldwide ( CHRW) pushed the Transportation industry higher today making it today's featured transportation winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.8%. By the end of trading, CH Robinson Worldwide rose $0.61 (1.1%) to $54.64 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,362,207 shares of CH Robinson Worldwide exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,095,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $53.84-$54.68 after having opened the day at $53.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.03. Other companies within the Transportation industry that increased today were: Guangshen Railway Company ( GSH), up 9.0%, Sino-Global Shipping America ( SINO), up 7.7%, PHI Incorporated ( PHII), up 7.3% and Frontline ( FRO), up 6.8%.

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 $8.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 7.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates CH Robinson Worldwide a buy, 7 analysts rate it a sell, and 11 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 negative front, Radiant Logistics ( RLGT), down 7.3%, Navios Maritime Acquisition ( NNA), down 7.0%, FreeSeas ( FREE), down 3.2% and Costamare ( CMRE), down 2.7% , were all laggards within the transportation industry with United Continental Holdings ( UAL) being today's transportation industry laggard.

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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