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) pushed the Transportation industry higher today making it today's featured transportation winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.3%. By the end of trading, Alaska Air Group rose $1.19 (1.5%) to $79.07 on average volume. Throughout the day, 870,659 shares of Alaska Air Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 751,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $78.10-$80.00 after having opened the day at $78.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $77.88. Other companies within the Transportation industry that increased today were:
), up 8.3%,
), up 7.2%,
), up 4.3% and
), up 3.9%.
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Alaska Air Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo. Alaska Air Group has a market cap of $5.3 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 4.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Alaska Air Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates
Alaska Air Group
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.
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On the negative front,
), down 9.1%,
), down 5.8%,
), down 4.7% and
), down 4.5% , were all laggards within the transportation industry with
) being today's transportation industry laggard.
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