The transportation industry closed the day up 1.1%. Ultrapetrol Bahamas ( ULTR), DS Torm ( TRMD), PHI Incorporated ( PHII), and Tam ( TAM) were all decliners today within the transportation industry with P.A.M. Transportation ( PTSI) being today's featured transportation loser. P.A.M. Transportation fell 39 cents (-3.9%) to $9.62 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 14,301 shares of P.A.M. Transportation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6,700 shares.

P.A.M. Transportation Services, Inc., a truckload dry van carrier, engages in transporting general commodities. P.A.M. Transportation has a market cap of $89.6 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 10.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates P.A.M. Transportation as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its revenue growth. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

On the positive front, American Railcar Industries Inc ( ARII), Scorpio Tankers Inc ( STNG), Saia Inc ( SAIA), and TOP Ships Inc ( TOPS) were all gainers within the transportation industry with United Parcel Service Inc (UPS ( UPS) being today's featured transportation industry winner.

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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