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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 25 points (0.1%) at 17,526 as of Monday, May 23, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,545 issues advancing vs. 1,371 declining with 153 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits down 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%.

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

3.

Old Dominion Freight Lines

(

ODFL

) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry higher today. As of noon trading, Old Dominion Freight Lines is up $0.74 (1.2%) to $64.03 on average volume. Thus far, 317,267 shares of Old Dominion Freight Lines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 672,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $63.61-$64.26 after having opened the day at $63.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.29.

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Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. operates as a less-than-truckload (LTL) motor carrier in the United States and North America. It provides regional, inter-regional, and national LTL services, including ground and air expedited transportation, and consumer household pickup and delivery. Old Dominion Freight Lines has a market cap of $5.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 7.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Old Dominion Freight Lines a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Old Dominion Freight Lines

TheStreet Recommends

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Old Dominion Freight Lines Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Alaska Air Group

(

ALK

) is up $0.61 (0.9%) to $65.82 on light volume. Thus far, 390,174 shares of Alaska Air Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $65.18-$66.04 after having opened the day at $65.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $65.21.

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Alaska Air Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides passengers and cargo air transportation services primarily in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Alaska Mainline, Alaska Regional, and Horizon. Alaska Air Group has a market cap of $8.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 19.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Alaska Air Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Alaska Air Group

as a

buy

. 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income 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

Alaska Air Group Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Southwest Airlines

(

LUV

) is up $0.21 (0.5%) to $42.40 on light volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Southwest Airlines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.12-$42.56 after having opened the day at $42.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.19.

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Southwest Airlines Co. operates passenger airlines that provide scheduled air transportation services in the United States and near-international markets. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 704 Boeing 737 aircraft. Southwest Airlines has a market cap of $26.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 2.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Southwest Airlines a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Southwest Airlines

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full

Southwest Airlines 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

).