3 Stocks Moving The Transportation Industry Upward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 86 points (-0.5%) at 16,084 as of Friday, April 11, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,014 issues advancing vs. 1,941 declining with 158 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. Top gainers within the industry include PHI ( PHII), up 97.5%, and Delta Air Lines ( DAL), up 0.8%.

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

3. Golar LNG ( GLNG) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry higher today. As of noon trading, Golar LNG is up $1.72 (4.2%) to $42.99 on average volume. Thus far, 590,089 shares of Golar LNG exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 986,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.81-$43.13 after having opened the day at $41.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.27.

Golar LNG Limited, a midstream liquefied natural gas (LNG) company, engages in the transportation, regasification and liquefaction, and trading of LNG. Golar LNG has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 13.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Golar LNG a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Golar LNG as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Golar LNG Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, CH Robinson Worldwide ( CHRW) is up $1.08 (2.0%) to $54.88 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.3 million shares of CH Robinson Worldwide exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $53.92-$54.90 after having opened the day at $54.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $53.80.

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 $7.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 7.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates CH Robinson Worldwide a buy, 5 analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CH Robinson Worldwide as a hold. 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 and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full CH Robinson Worldwide Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, CSX ( CSX) is up $0.14 (0.5%) to $28.11 on average volume. Thus far, 4.7 million shares of CSX exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.79-$28.24 after having opened the day at $27.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.97.

CSX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides rail-based transportation services in the United States and Canada. It offers traditional rail services, and transports intermodal containers and trailers. CSX has a market cap of $28.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 2.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts who 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, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year 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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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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