3 Stocks Pushing The Transportation Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 14 points (-0.1%) at 16,929 as of Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 966 issues advancing vs. 1,989 declining with 165 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. A company within the industry that increased today was United Continental Holdings ( UAL), up 0.5%.

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

3. Norfolk Southern ( NSC) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry lower today. As of noon trading, Norfolk Southern is down $0.88 (-0.9%) to $101.52 on light volume. Thus far, 456,748 shares of Norfolk Southern exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $101.24-$103.05 after having opened the day at $102.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $102.40.

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 has a market cap of $31.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 10.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Norfolk Southern a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Norfolk Southern as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Norfolk Southern Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Southwest Airlines ( LUV) is down $0.18 (-0.7%) to $27.27 on light volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Southwest Airlines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $27.06-$27.51 after having opened the day at $27.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $27.45.

Southwest Airlines Co. operates passenger airlines that provide scheduled air transportation services in the United States. As of December 31, 2012, the company operated 694 aircraft, including 606 Boeing 737 aircraft and 88 Boeing 717 aircraft. Southwest Airlines has a market cap of $19.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 45.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Southwest Airlines a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Southwest Airlines as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Southwest Airlines Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, United Parcel Service ( UPS) is down $0.52 (-0.5%) to $102.98 on average volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of United Parcel Service exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $102.60-$103.35 after having opened the day at $103.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $103.49.

United Parcel Service, Inc., a package delivery company, provides transportation, logistics, and financial services in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: U.S. Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain & Freight. The U.S. United Parcel Service has a market cap of $73.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 1.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate United Parcel Service a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates United Parcel Service as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full United Parcel Service 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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