AMR

(

AMR

) pushed the Transportation industry lower today making it today's featured Transportation loser. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.4%. By the end of trading, AMR fell $1.28 (-79.2%) to 34 cents on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 201.1 million shares of AMR exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11.4 million shares. The stock ranged in price between 20 cents-68 cents after having opened the day at 65 cents as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.62. Other company's within the Transportation industry that declined today were:

TBS International

(

TBSI

), down 13.5%,

FreeSeas Inc

(

FREE

), down 13.1%,

Ship Finance International

(

SFL

), down 12.4%, and

DHT Holdings Inc

(

DHT

), down 9.4%.

AMR Corporation operates in the airline industry. The company, through its principal subsidiary, American Airlines, Inc., provides scheduled jet service to approximately 160 destinations throughout North America, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. American Airlines, Inc. AMR has a market cap of $539.7 million and is part of the

services

sector. Shares are down 79.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates AMR as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share.

On the positive front,

JetBlue Airways Corporation

(

JBLU

), up 10.3%,

Newlead Holdings

(

NEWL

), up 8.3%,

Celadon Group Inc

(

CGI

), up 6.7%, and

United Continental Holdings Inc

(

UAL

), up 6.3%, were all gainers within the transportation industry with

Delta Air Lines Inc

(

DAL

) being today's featured transportation industry winner.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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

).

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