United Parcel Service Inc (UPS

(

UPS

) pushed the Transportation industry higher today making it today's featured transportation winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 3.9%. By the end of trading, United Parcel Service Inc (UPS rose $3.34 (4.9%) to $71.75 on average volume. Throughout the day, 6.8 million shares of United Parcel Service Inc (UPS exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.3 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $69.95-$71.80 after having opened the day at $70.02 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $68.41. Other companies within the Transportation industry that increased today were:

AMR

(

AMR

), up 25.4%,

Global Ship Lease Inc

(

GSL

), up 16.8%,

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc

(

AAWW

), up 15.5%, and

Frontline

(

FRO

), up 15.2%.

United Parcel Service, Inc., a package delivery company, provides transportation, logistics, and financial services in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: U.S. Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain & Freight. The U.S. United Parcel Service Inc (UPS has a market cap of $48.09 billion and is part of the

services

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.6, above the average transportation industry P/E ratio of 16.1 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 5.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates United Parcel Service Inc (UPS as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

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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