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Copa Holdings



) pushed the Transportation industry higher today making it today's featured transportation winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.1%. By the end of trading, Copa Holdings rose $1.78 (1.4%) to $133.57 on average volume. Throughout the day, 410,963 shares of Copa Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 340,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $130.07-$134.12 after having opened the day at $130.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $131.79. Other companies within the Transportation industry that increased today were:

Tsakos Energy Navigation



), up 18.1%,

Danaos Corporation



), up 6.2%,

Knightsbridge Tankers



), up 5.8% and

Navios Maritime Holdings



), up 4.8%.

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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 $4.4 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 32.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Copa Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Copa Holdings as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the negative front,

Genco Shipping & Trading



), down 4.5%,

Guangshen Railway Company



), down 4.3%,

Newlead Holdings



), down 4.0% and

Excel Maritime Carriers



), down 3.6% , were all laggards within the transportation industry with

CH Robinson Worldwide



) being today's transportation industry laggard.

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) while those bearish on the transportation industry could consider

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