3 Stocks Advancing The Transportation Industry

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 27 points (0.2%) at 17,793 as of Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,256 issues advancing vs. 1,750 declining with 142 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. A company within the industry that fell today was Union Pacific ( UNP), up 0.7%.

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

3. Canadian National Railway ( CNI) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry higher today. As of noon trading, Canadian National Railway is up $0.84 (1.4%) to $58.82 on average volume. Thus far, 974,308 shares of Canadian National Railway exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $57.66-$58.83 after having opened the day at $57.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.98.

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Canadian National Railway Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in rail and related transportation business in North America. Canadian National Railway has a market cap of $47.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 14.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Canadian National Railway a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Canadian National Railway as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Canadian National Railway Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, United Parcel Service ( UPS) is up $0.56 (0.6%) to $99.83 on light volume. Thus far, 918,709 shares of United Parcel Service exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $99.02-$100.18 after having opened the day at $99.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $99.27.

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United Parcel Service, Inc., a package delivery company, provides transportation, logistics, and financial services in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: U.S. Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain & Freight. The U.S. United Parcel Service has a market cap of $70.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 10.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate United Parcel Service a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates United Parcel Service as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full United Parcel Service Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, American Airlines Group ( AAL) is up $0.11 (0.3%) to $39.97 on heavy volume. Thus far, 18.4 million shares of American Airlines Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 14.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.45-$40.45 after having opened the day at $38.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.86.

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American Airlines Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates in the airline industry. As of December 31, 2014, the company operated 983 mainline jets, as well as 566 regional aircrafts through regional airline subsidiaries and third-party regional carriers. American Airlines Group has a market cap of $28.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 22.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate American Airlines Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates American Airlines Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full American Airlines Group 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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