Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. Alaska Air Group (ALK) pushed the Transportation industry higher today making it today's featured transportation winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.5%. By the end of trading, Alaska Air Group rose $1.34 (2.3%) to $60.58 on average volume. Throughout the day, 582,807 shares of Alaska Air Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 714,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $58.12-$60.79 after having opened the day at $58.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $59.24. Other companies within the Transportation industry that increased today were: Ultrapetrol Bahamas (ULTR), up 20.3%, YRC Worldwide (YRCW), up 15.7%, Rand Logistics (RLOG), up 7.4%, and Sino-Global Shipping America (SINO), up 5.4%.
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