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Copa Holdings

(

CPA

) pushed the Transportation industry higher today making it today's featured transportation winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 2.0%. By the end of trading, Copa Holdings rose $1.99 (1.5%) to $137.65 on average volume. Throughout the day, 425,491 shares of Copa Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 549,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $135.92-$138.66 after having opened the day at $136.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $135.66. Other companies within the Transportation industry that increased today were:

Gol Intelligent Airlines

(

GOL

), up 2.0%,

Air Methods

(

AIRM

), up 1.6% and

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico SAB de CV

(

PAC

), up 1.5%.

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 down 15.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 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 impressive record of earnings per share growth, robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the negative front,

Genco Shipping & Trading

(

GNK

), down 12.2%,

Newlead Holdings

(

NEWL

), down 10.1%,

Teekay Tankers

(

TNK

), down 6.3% and

Baltic Trading

(

BALT

), down 6.1% , were all laggards within the transportation industry with

Delta Air Lines

(

DAL

) being today's transportation industry laggard.

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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