3 Stocks Pushing The Transportation Industry Higher

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 15 points (-0.1%) at 17,638 as of Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,511 issues advancing vs. 1,431 declining with 199 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. A company within the industry that increased today was FedEx ( FDX), up 0.5%.

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

3. CH Robinson Worldwide ( CHRW) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry higher today. As of noon trading, CH Robinson Worldwide is up $0.50 (0.7%) to $73.60 on light volume. Thus far, 488,255 shares of CH Robinson Worldwide exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $72.81-$73.76 after having opened the day at $73.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $73.10.

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C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., a third party logistics company, provides freight transportation services and logistics solutions to companies in various industries worldwide. CH Robinson Worldwide has a market cap of $10.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 25.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate CH Robinson Worldwide a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CH Robinson Worldwide as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full CH Robinson Worldwide Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Kansas City Southern ( KSU) is up $1.01 (0.8%) to $125.63 on average volume. Thus far, 342,814 shares of Kansas City Southern exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 823,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $124.36-$126.08 after having opened the day at $124.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $124.62.

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Kansas City Southern, through its subsidiaries, engages in the freight rail transportation business. Kansas City Southern has a market cap of $13.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 0.6% 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 7 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, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Kansas City Southern Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Norfolk Southern ( NSC) is up $0.85 (0.7%) to $116.30 on light volume. Thus far, 364,109 shares of Norfolk Southern exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $115.29-$116.51 after having opened the day at $115.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $115.45.

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Norfolk Southern Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in the rail transportation of raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods. As of December 31, 2013, it operated approximately 20,000 miles of road in 22 states and the District of Columbia. Norfolk Southern has a market cap of $36.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 24.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Norfolk Southern a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Norfolk Southern 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, reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Norfolk Southern 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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