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 0.6%. By the end of trading, CH Robinson Worldwide rose $2.91 (5.2%) to $58.90 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 6,533,888 shares of CH Robinson Worldwide exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,084,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $58.58-$60.19 after having opened the day at $59.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.99. Other companies within the Transportation industry that increased today were: American Railcar Industries ( ARII), up 5.8%, China Metro-Rural Holdings ( CNR), up 5.4%, Knightsbridge Tankers ( VLCCF), up 5.0% and Danaos ( DAC), up 4.9%.

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 $8.3 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 4.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate CH Robinson Worldwide a buy, 5 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 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, notable return on equity and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, Newlead Holdings ( NEWL), down 9.8%, USA Truck ( USAK), down 7.0%, KNOT Offshore Partners ( KNOP), down 3.2% and Globus Maritime ( GLBS), down 2.8% , were all laggards within the transportation industry with Golar LNG ( GLNG) 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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