All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 8 points (0.0%) at 18,524 as of Monday, July 18, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,660 issues advancing vs. 1,244 declining with 151 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include XPO Logistics ( XPO), up 2.7%, and LATAM Airlines Group ( LFL), up 1.7%.

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

3. Canadian Pacific Railway ( CP) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry higher today. As of noon trading, Canadian Pacific Railway is up $1.00 (0.7%) to $142.47 on light volume. Thus far, 280,608 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 $140.10-$142.67 after having opened the day at $140.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $141.47.

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Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, together with its subsidiaries, operates a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States. Canadian Pacific Railway has a market cap of $21.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 10.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 15 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 increase in net income, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Canadian Pacific Railway Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, United Continental Holdings ( UAL) is up $0.30 (0.6%) to $47.72 on light volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of United Continental Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.13-$47.92 after having opened the day at $47.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.43.

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United Continental Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides air transportation services in North America, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. The company transports people and cargo through its mainline and regional operations. United Continental Holdings has a market cap of $16.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 17.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate United Continental Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 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 notable return on equity and attractive valuation levels. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full United Continental Holdings Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Delta Air Lines ( DAL) is up $0.28 (0.7%) to $40.26 on light volume. Thus far, 4.2 million shares of Delta Air Lines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.06-$40.52 after having opened the day at $40.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.98.

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Delta Air Lines, Inc. provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo in the United States and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Airline and Refinery. Delta Air Lines has a market cap of $31.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 21.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts who 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 growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, 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 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).