3 Stocks Moving The Transportation Industry Upward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 105 points (0.6%) at 17,136 as of Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,972 issues advancing vs. 1,018 declining with 151 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits up 1.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.7%. Top gainers within the industry include Gol Intelligent Airlines ( GOL), up 6.8%, and Southwest Airlines ( LUV), up 1.4%.

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

3. Trinity Industries ( TRN) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry higher today. As of noon trading, Trinity Industries is up $1.23 (2.6%) to $47.95 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Trinity Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.52-$48.03 after having opened the day at $46.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.72.

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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 $7.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 71.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts who 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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2. As of noon trading, Canadian Pacific Railway ( CP) is up $1.51 (0.8%) to $203.04 on light volume. Thus far, 189,860 shares of Canadian Pacific Railway exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 640,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $200.75-$203.30 after having opened the day at $201.81 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $201.53.

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Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States. The company provides logistics and supply chain expertise services. Canadian Pacific Railway has a market cap of $34.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 33.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate Canadian Pacific Railway a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Canadian Pacific Railway 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income 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 Canadian Pacific Railway Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, CSX ( CSX) is up $0.19 (0.6%) to $31.68 on light volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of CSX exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.40-$31.71 after having opened the day at $31.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.49.

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CSX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides rail-based transportation services in the United States and Canada. It offers traditional rail services, and transports intermodal containers and trailers. CSX has a market cap of $31.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 9.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate CSX a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CSX as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full CSX 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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