Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 41 points (0.2%) at 17,110 as of Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,666 issues advancing vs. 1,285 declining with 190 unchanged. The Transportation industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include United Continental Holdings ( UAL), up 1.7%, Delta Air Lines ( DAL), up 0.8% and Southwest Airlines ( LUV), up 0.7%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 3. Kansas City Southern ( KSU) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry higher today. As of noon trading, Kansas City Southern is up $1.07 (0.9%) to $117.27 on average volume. Thus far, 300,595 shares of Kansas City Southern exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 671,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $115.51-$117.36 after having opened the day at $115.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $116.20. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more. Kansas City Southern, through its subsidiaries, engages in the freight rail transportation business. Kansas City Southern has a market cap of $12.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 6.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Kansas City Southern a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 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, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Kansas City Southern Ratings Report now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.