CSX, FDX And UNP, 3 Transportation Stocks Pushing The Industry Lower

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 25 points (-0.1%) at 17,365 as of Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,608 issues advancing vs. 1,366 declining with 174 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Canadian National Railway ( CNI), down 1.4%, and Norfolk Southern ( NSC), down 1.1%.

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

3. CSX ( CSX) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry lower today. As of noon trading, CSX is down $0.35 (-1.0%) to $35.28 on light volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of CSX exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.06-$35.75 after having opened the day at $35.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.63.

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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 $35.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 23.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate CSX a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 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, growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full CSX Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, FedEx ( FDX) is down $1.07 (-0.6%) to $166.33 on light volume. Thus far, 604,570 shares of FedEx exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $165.71-$167.62 after having opened the day at $167.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $167.40.

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FedEx Corporation provides transportation, e-commerce, and business services in the United States and internationally. FedEx has a market cap of $46.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 16.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate FedEx a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates FedEx 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, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full FedEx Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Union Pacific ( UNP) is down $1.01 (-0.9%) to $115.44 on light volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Union Pacific exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $114.91-$116.57 after having opened the day at $116.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $116.45.

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Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, provides rail transportation services in the United States. Union Pacific has a market cap of $102.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 38.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Union Pacific a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Union Pacific 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, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Union Pacific 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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