The

transportation

industry closed the day up 0.7%.

Saia Inc

(

SAIA

),

TOP Ships Inc

(

TOPS

),

China Eastern Airlines Corporation

(

CEA

), and

Arkansas Best Corporation

(

ABFS

) were all winners today within the transportation industry with

Union Pacific

(

UNP

) being today's featured transportation winner. Union Pacific rose $2.23 (2.3%) to $97.91 on average volume. Throughout the day, 4.2 million shares of Union Pacific exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.9 million shares.

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, provides rail transportation services in North America. Union Pacific has a market cap of $47.1 billion and is part of the

services

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.5, equal to the average transportation industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 3.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Union Pacific as a

buy

. 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

On the negative front,

Trailer Bridge Inc

(

TRBR

),

CH Robinson Worldwide Inc

(

CHRW

),

USA Truck

(

USAK

), and

TBS International

(

TBSI

) were all losers within the transportation industry with

Southwest Airlines

(

LUV

) being today's transportation industry Loser Spotlight stock.

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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