3 Transportation Stocks Dragging The Industry Down

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 55 points (0.3%) at 16,661 as of Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,943 issues advancing vs. 1,024 declining with 173 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%.

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

3. LATAM Airlines Group ( LFL) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry lower today. As of noon trading, LATAM Airlines Group is down $0.38 (-2.5%) to $14.51 on average volume. Thus far, 265,128 shares of LATAM Airlines Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 543,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $14.51-$14.94 after having opened the day at $14.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.89.

LATAM Airlines Group S.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides passenger and cargo air transportation services in South America. LATAM Airlines Group has a market cap of $8.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 8.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate LATAM Airlines Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates LATAM Airlines Group as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, generally high debt management risk, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full LATAM Airlines Group Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, GasLog ( GLOG) is down $0.95 (-4.0%) to $22.96 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of GasLog exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.61-$23.94 after having opened the day at $23.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.91.

GasLog Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, owns, operates, and manages vessels in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) market worldwide. It provides maritime services for the transportation of LNG and LNG vessel management services. GasLog has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 39.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate GasLog a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates GasLog as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full GasLog Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Expeditors International of Washington ( EXPD) is down $0.43 (-0.9%) to $45.46 on average volume. Thus far, 746,488 shares of Expeditors International of Washington exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.37-$46.00 after having opened the day at $46.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.89.

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. provides logistics services. Expeditors International of Washington has a market cap of $9.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 3.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Expeditors International of Washington a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Expeditors International of Washington as a buy. 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, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Expeditors International of Washington 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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