United Parcel Service Inc (UPS

(

UPS

) pushed the Transportation industry higher today making it today's featured transportation winner. The industry as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, United Parcel Service Inc (UPS rose $1.51 (2.1%) to $73.31 on average volume. Throughout the day, 7.5 million shares of United Parcel Service Inc (UPS exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.1 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $71.50-$73.66 after having opened the day at $71.72 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $71.80. Other companies within the Transportation industry that increased today were:

AMR

(

AMR

), up 44.9%,

US Airways Group

(

LCC

), up 6.5%,

Diana Containerships

(

DCIX

), up 5.1%, and

JetBlue Airways Corporation

(

JBLU

), up 5.1%.

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 $52.06 billion and is part of the

services

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.5, equal to the average transportation industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 1.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 19 analysts that rate United Parcel Service Inc (UPS a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and four rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates United Parcel Service 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.

On the negative front,

Frontline

(

FRO

), down 12.4%,

DHT Holdings

(

DHT

), down 9.4%,

YRC Worldwide

(

YRCWD

), down 8.1%, and

Grupo TMM S.A

(

TMM

), down 7.9%, were all losers within the transportation industry with

Kansas City Southern

(

KSU

) 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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