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JetBlue Airways

(

JBLU

) pushed the Transportation industry lower today making it today's featured Transportation laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.1%. By the end of trading, JetBlue Airways fell $0.29 (-3.7%) to $7.63 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 13,022,503 shares of JetBlue Airways exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6,834,300 shares. The stock ranged in price between $7.61-$7.99 after having opened the day at $7.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $7.92. Other companies within the Transportation industry that declined today were:

Newlead Holdings

(

NEWL

), down 20.4%,

Knightsbridge Tankers

(

VLCCF

), down 11.0%,

SkyWest

(

SKYW

), down 7.0% and

Guangshen Railway

(

GSH

), down 6.8%.

JetBlue Airways Corporation, a passenger carrier company, provides air transportation services in the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America. JetBlue Airways has a market cap of $2.5 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 down 7.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate JetBlue Airways a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

JetBlue Airways

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

On the positive front,

P AM Transportation

TheStreet Recommends

(

PTSI

), up 4.9%,

Gol Intelligent Airlines

(

GOL

), up 4.7%,

Scorpio Tankers

(

STNG

), up 4.1% and

YRC Worldwide

(

YRCW

), up 3.8% , were all gainers within the transportation industry with

Expeditors International of Washington

(

EXPD

) 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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