3 Stocks Dragging In The Transportation Industry

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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%.

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

3. Canadian National Railway ( CNI) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry lower today. As of noon trading, Canadian National Railway is down $0.28 (-0.5%) to $54.79 on average volume. Thus far, 371,477 shares of Canadian National Railway exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 938,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $54.58-$55.08 after having opened the day at $54.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.07.

Canadian National Railway Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in rail and related transportation business in North America. Canadian National Railway has a market cap of $46.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 3.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Canadian National Railway a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Canadian National Railway as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Canadian National Railway Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Kansas City Southern ( KSU) is down $1.08 (-1.1%) to $96.50 on average volume. Thus far, 767,047 shares of Kansas City Southern exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $95.64-$97.10 after having opened the day at $96.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $97.58.

Kansas City Southern, through its subsidiaries, engages in the freight rail transportation business. Kansas City Southern has a market cap of $11.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 21.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that 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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1. As of noon trading, Norfolk Southern Corporation ( NSC) is down $0.72 (-0.8%) to $93.78 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Norfolk Southern Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $92.69-$94.01 after having opened the day at $93.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $94.50.

Norfolk Southern Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in the rail transportation of raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods. As of December 31, 2013, it operated approximately 20,000 miles of road in 22 states and the District of Columbia. Norfolk Southern Corporation has a market cap of $31.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 1.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 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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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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