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Copa Holdings

(

CPA

) pushed the Transportation industry lower today making it today's featured Transportation laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.1%. By the end of trading, Copa Holdings fell $4.56 (-3.5%) to $124.71 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 673,628 shares of Copa Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 275,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $124.47-$129.33 after having opened the day at $129.17 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $129.27. Other companies within the Transportation industry that declined today were:

Frontline

(

FRO

), down 11.8%,

Newlead Holdings

(

NEWL

), down 6.7%,

Diana Containerships

(

DCIX

), down 4.7% and

Safe Bulkers

(

SB

), down 3.4%.

Copa Holdings, S.A. provides airline passenger and cargo services in Latin America. It provides services within Colombia; and international flights from various cities in Colombia to Panama, Venezuela, Ecuador, Mexico, Cuba, Guatemala, and Costa Rica. Copa Holdings has a market cap of $4.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 30.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Copa Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Copa Holdings

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, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the positive front,

Globus Maritime

(

GLBS

), up 14.9%,

Paragon Shipping

(

PRGN

), up 11.8%,

China Metro-Rural Holdings

(

CNR

), up 10.3% and

Star Bulk Carriers

(

SBLK

), up 8.3% , were all gainers within the transportation industry with

Trinity Industries

(

TRN

) being today's featured transportation industry leader.

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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