3 Stocks Pushing The Transportation Industry Lower

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 6 points (0.0%) at 17,548 as of Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,802 issues advancing vs. 1,173 declining with 159 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. A company within the industry that increased today was Norfolk Southern ( NSC), up 2.3%.

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

3. JB Hunt Transport Services ( JBHT) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry lower today. As of noon trading, JB Hunt Transport Services is down $0.98 (-1.2%) to $80.13 on light volume. Thus far, 331,611 shares of JB Hunt Transport Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 927,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $79.02-$80.68 after having opened the day at $79.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $81.10.

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J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides transportation and delivery services in the continental United States, Canada, and Mexico. JB Hunt Transport Services has a market cap of $9.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 4.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate JB Hunt Transport Services a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates JB Hunt Transport Services as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full JB Hunt Transport Services Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, United Continental Holdings ( UAL) is down $1.13 (-2.0%) to $54.53 on light volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of United Continental Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $54.44-$55.84 after having opened the day at $55.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.66.

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United Continental Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides passenger and cargo transportation services. The company transports people and cargo through its mainline operations, which use jet aircraft with 118 seats, and its regional operations. United Continental Holdings has a market cap of $20.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 47.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate United Continental Holdings a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates United Continental Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. 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 United Continental Holdings Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Delta Air Lines ( DAL) is down $0.34 (-0.8%) to $42.56 on light volume. Thus far, 4.5 million shares of Delta Air Lines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 14.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.47-$43.00 after having opened the day at $42.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.90.

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Delta Air Lines, Inc. provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo worldwide. Its route network comprises various gateway airports in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Delta Air Lines has a market cap of $35.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 56.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Delta Air Lines a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Delta Air Lines 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, good cash flow from operations 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 Delta Air Lines 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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