One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 45 points (0.3%) at 16,317 as of Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,428 issues advancing vs. 1,566 declining with 153 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include American Airlines Group ( AAL), down 2.8%, and Southwest Airlines ( LUV), down 1.5%.

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

3. AerCap Holdings ( AER) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry higher today. As of noon trading, AerCap Holdings is up $1.09 (2.8%) to $39.54 on average volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of AerCap Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.75-$39.54 after having opened the day at $38.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.45.

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AerCap Holdings N.V., an independent aircraft leasing company, engages in the leasing, financing, sale, and management of commercial aircraft and engines. AerCap Holdings has a market cap of $7.5 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.2. Shares are down 0.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate AerCap Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates AerCap Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full AerCap Holdings Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Canadian Pacific Railway ( CP) is up $2.30 (1.6%) to $148.66 on average volume. Thus far, 501,071 shares of Canadian Pacific Railway exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $143.75-$149.02 after having opened the day at $144.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $146.36.

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Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States. The company provides logistics and supply chain expertise services. Canadian Pacific Railway has a market cap of $23.2 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.2. Shares are down 24.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 12 analysts who rate Canadian Pacific Railway a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Canadian Pacific Railway as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its 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 Pacific Railway Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Union Pacific ( UNP) is up $0.61 (0.7%) to $91.01 on average volume. Thus far, 2.4 million shares of Union Pacific exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $88.56-$91.16 after having opened the day at $88.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $90.40.

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Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, operates railroads in the United States. Union Pacific has a market cap of $76.7 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.2. Shares are down 24.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 14 analysts who rate Union Pacific a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 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 largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and reasonable valuation levels. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. 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).