The transportation industry closed the day up 0.9%. YRC Worldwide Inc ( YRCW), XPO Logistics Inc ( XPO), Tam ( TAM), and Navios Maritime Acquisition ( NNA) were all winners today within the transportation industry with United Parcel Service Inc (UPS ( UPS) being today's featured transportation winner. United Parcel Service Inc (UPS rose $1.56 (2.4%) to $65.62 on average volume. Throughout the day, 5.6 million shares of United Parcel Service Inc (UPS exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.4 million shares.

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 $45.8 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.3, equal to the average transportation industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 11.7% 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 revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the negative front, General Maritime Corporation ( GMR), Trailer Bridge Inc ( TRBR), DS Torm ( TRMD), and Frozen Food Express Industries ( FFEX) were all losers within the transportation industry with UTi Worldwide Inc ( UTIW) 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).