3 Stocks Improving Performance Of The Transportation Industry

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 54 points (0.3%) at 16,185 as of Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,812 issues advancing vs. 1,117 declining with 162 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

3. Genesee & Wyoming ( GWR) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry higher today. As of noon trading, Genesee & Wyoming is up $1.13 (1.2%) to $95.69 on average volume. Thus far, 186,735 shares of Genesee & Wyoming exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 462,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $94.06-$95.88 after having opened the day at $94.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $94.56.

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. owns and operates short line and regional freight railroads, and provides railcar switching and other rail-related services in the United States, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, and Belgium. Genesee & Wyoming has a market cap of $5.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 0.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Genesee & Wyoming a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Genesee & Wyoming as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Genesee & Wyoming Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, JetBlue Airways Corporation ( JBLU) is up $0.21 (2.5%) to $8.63 on light volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of JetBlue Airways Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $8.40-$8.64 after having opened the day at $8.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $8.42.

JetBlue Airways Corporation, a passenger airline company, provides air transportation services. JetBlue Airways Corporation has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are unchanged year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates JetBlue Airways Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates JetBlue Airways Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full JetBlue Airways Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Kansas City Southern ( KSU) is up $1.33 (1.4%) to $93.00 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Kansas City Southern exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $91.20-$93.50 after having opened the day at $92.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $91.67.

Kansas City Southern, through its subsidiaries, engages in the freight rail transportation business. Kansas City Southern has a market cap of $10.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 22.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Kansas City Southern a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kansas City Southern as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Kansas City Southern 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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