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US Airways Group



) pushed the Transportation industry lower today making it today's featured Transportation laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.2%. By the end of trading, US Airways Group fell $0.40 (-2.2%) to $17.72 on average volume. Throughout the day, 6,364,827 shares of US Airways Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6,856,000 shares. The stock ranged in price between $17.31-$18.04 after having opened the day at $18.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.12. Other companies within the Transportation industry that declined today were:

Paragon Shipping



), down 8.1%,

Republic Airways Holdings



), down 5.0%,




), down 4.4% and

Navios Maritime Acquisition



), down 3.9%.

US Airways Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides air transportation for passengers and cargo. US Airways Group has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 34.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate US Airways Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

US Airways Group

as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the positive front,




), up 38.3%,

Sino-Global Shipping America



), up 6.1%,

Arkansas Best Corporation



), up 5.4% and

Eagle Bulk Shipping



), up 4.8% , were all gainers within the transportation industry with

CH Robinson Worldwide



) being today's featured transportation industry leader.

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) while those bearish on the transportation industry could consider

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