3 Stocks Raising The Transportation Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 73 points (-0.4%) at 17,997 as of Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 723 issues advancing vs. 2,287 declining with 141 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include American Airlines Group ( AAL), down 2.9%, CSX ( CSX), down 2.6%, Delta Air Lines ( DAL), down 2.5%, United Continental Holdings ( UAL), down 2.3% and Southwest Airlines ( LUV), down 2.1%.

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

3. Gol Intelligent Airlines ( GOL) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry higher today. As of noon trading, Gol Intelligent Airlines is up $0.11 (4.2%) to $2.71 on light volume. Thus far, 637,415 shares of Gol Intelligent Airlines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $2.60-$2.72 after having opened the day at $2.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.60.

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Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. provides regular and non-regular air transportation services for passengers, cargoes, and mailbags in Brazil and internationally. It operates in two segments, Flight Transportation and Smiles Loyalty Program. Gol Intelligent Airlines has a market cap of $13.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 55.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Gol Intelligent Airlines a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Gol Intelligent Airlines as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Gol Intelligent Airlines Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Macquarie Infrastructure ( MIC) is up $4.61 (5.6%) to $86.75 on heavy volume. Thus far, 867,415 shares of Macquarie Infrastructure exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 517,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $84.29-$86.84 after having opened the day at $85.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $82.14.

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Macquarie Infrastructure Company LLC, through its subsidiaries, owns, operates, and invests in infrastructure businesses that provide services to businesses and individuals primarily in the United States. Macquarie Infrastructure has a market cap of $6.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 16.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Macquarie Infrastructure a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Macquarie Infrastructure as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and compelling growth in net income. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Macquarie Infrastructure Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Golar LNG ( GLNG) is up $10.28 (27.3%) to $47.92 on heavy volume. Thus far, 7.4 million shares of Golar LNG exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.77-$48.50 after having opened the day at $44.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.64.

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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 $3.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 1.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Golar LNG a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Golar LNG as a hold. 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 and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Golar LNG 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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