Delta Air Lines Inc

(

DAL

) pushed the Transportation industry higher today making it today's featured transportation winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.9%. By the end of trading, Delta Air Lines Inc rose 7 cents (1%) to $7.28 on average volume. Throughout the day, 10.1 million shares of Delta Air Lines Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12.6 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $7.18-$7.40 after having opened the day at $7.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $7.21. Other companies within the Transportation industry that increased today were:

Trailer Bridge Inc

(

TRBR

), up 39.2%,

YRC Worldwide Inc

(

YRCW

), up 13.3%,

B&H Ocean Carriers

(

BHO

), up 6.7%, and

Grupo TMM S.A

(

TMM

), up 6%.

Delta Air Lines, Inc. provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo in the United States and internationally. It operates from airports in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Delta Air Lines Inc has a market cap of $6.23 billion and is part of the

services

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.9, below the average transportation industry P/E ratio of 14.2 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 42.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Delta Air Lines as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, generally poor debt management and poor profit margins.

On the negative front,

Frontline

(

FRO

), down 41%,

Ship Finance International

(

SFL

), down 22.6%,

Overseas Shipholding Group

(

OSG

), down 17.3%, and

FreeSeas Inc

(

FREE

), down 9.1%, were all losers within the transportation industry with

Expeditors International of Washington Inc

(

EXPD

) being today's transportation industry loser.

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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