3 Stocks Dragging In The Transportation Industry

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 3 points (0.0%) at 16,578 as of Thursday, May 1, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,778 issues advancing vs. 1,187 declining with 180 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits up 0.8% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. A company within the industry that increased today was LATAM Airlines Group ( LFL), up 2.9%.

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

3. Genesee & Wyoming ( GWR) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry lower today. As of noon trading, Genesee & Wyoming is down $3.68 (-3.7%) to $95.33 on heavy volume. Thus far, 369,105 shares of Genesee & Wyoming exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 338,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $94.36-$98.76 after having opened the day at $98.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $99.01.

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. owns and operates short line and regional freight railroads, and provides railcar switching and other rail-related services. Genesee & Wyoming has a market cap of $5.0 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Genesee & Wyoming a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate 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, increase in stock price during the past year, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations 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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