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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 49 points (0.3%) at 16,534 as of Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,585 issues advancing vs. 1,317 declining with 152 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits down 1.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%.

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

3.

Ryanair Holdings

(

RYAAY

) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry higher today. As of noon trading, Ryanair Holdings is up $0.59 (0.7%) to $83.32 on average volume. Thus far, 209,693 shares of Ryanair Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 490,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $82.24-$83.58 after having opened the day at $82.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $82.73.

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Ryanair Holdings plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides scheduled-passenger airline services in Ireland, the United Kingdom, continental Europe, and Morocco. Ryanair Holdings has a market cap of $21.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 4.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Ryanair Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Ryanair Holdings

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, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and compelling growth in net income. 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

Ryanair Holdings Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Alaska Air Group

(

ALK

) is up $0.82 (1.1%) to $74.42 on light volume. Thus far, 295,137 shares of Alaska Air Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $73.21-$74.62 after having opened the day at $73.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $73.60.

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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 $9.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 8.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Alaska Air Group a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full

Alaska Air Group Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Southwest Airlines

(

LUV

) is up $0.80 (1.9%) to $42.16 on average volume. Thus far, 3.0 million shares of Southwest Airlines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.48-$42.38 after having opened the day at $41.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.36.

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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 $26.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 4.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 8 analysts who 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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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

).