3 Stocks Pushing The Transportation Industry Lower

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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 lower today:

3. Golar LNG ( GLNG) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry lower today. As of noon trading, Golar LNG is down $1.73 (-2.9%) to $58.61 on heavy volume. Thus far, 6.8 million shares of Golar LNG exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $57.55-$58.87 after having opened the day at $57.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.34.

Golar LNG Limited, a midstream liquefied natural gas (LNG) company, is engaged in the transportation, regasification and liquefaction, and trading of LNG. The company operates in two segments, Vessel Operations and Commodity Trading. Golar LNG has a market cap of $5.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 66.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Golar LNG a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Golar LNG as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid stock price performance. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and poor profit margins. Get the full Golar LNG Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Alaska Air Group ( ALK) is down $0.55 (-1.1%) to $47.08 on light volume. Thus far, 462,063 shares of Alaska Air Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.33-$47.11 after having opened the day at $47.02 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.63.

Alaska Air Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides passengers and cargo air transportation services in the United States. The company operates through Alaska Mainline and Alaska Regional segments. It serves approximately 100 cities in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Air Group has a market cap of $6.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 29.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Alaska Air Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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

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1. As of noon trading, Trinity Industries ( TRN) is down $0.55 (-1.1%) to $48.17 on average volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Trinity Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.64-$48.71 after having opened the day at $48.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.72.

Trinity Industries, Inc. provides various products and services for the energy, transportation, chemical, and construction sectors in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Sweden. Trinity Industries has a market cap of $7.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 78.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Trinity Industries a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Trinity Industries as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Trinity Industries 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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