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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 36 points (-0.2%) at 15,908 as of Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,930 issues advancing vs. 1,011 declining with 153 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

American Airlines Group

(

AAL

), down 4.8%, and

Ryanair Holdings

(

RYAAY

), down 2.9%.

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

3.

Southwest Airlines

(

LUV

) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry lower today. As of noon trading, Southwest Airlines is down $1.42 (-3.8%) to $35.87 on average volume. Thus far, 3.6 million shares of Southwest Airlines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.82-$37.94 after having opened the day at $37.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.29.

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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, 2014, it operated 665 Boeing 737 aircraft; and had 12 Boeing 717 aircraft. Southwest Airlines has a market cap of $25.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 10.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Southwest Airlines a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 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, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations 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

Southwest Airlines Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

United Continental Holdings

(

UAL

) is down $1.64 (-3.4%) to $46.08 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.9 million shares of United Continental Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.79-$48.14 after having opened the day at $48.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.71.

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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. United Continental Holdings has a market cap of $17.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 17.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate United Continental Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates 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 compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

United Continental Holdings Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Delta Air Lines

(

DAL

) is down $1.82 (-4.1%) to $42.90 on average volume. Thus far, 7.1 million shares of Delta Air Lines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.61-$45.00 after having opened the day at $44.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.72.

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Delta Air Lines, Inc. provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Airline and Refinery. Its route network comprises various gateway airports in Amsterdam, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Delta Air Lines has a market cap of $36.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 9.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that 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 impressive record of earnings per share growth, notable return on equity, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and compelling growth in net income. 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

).