United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) (UPS): Today's Featured Transportation Winner

The transportation industry closed the day up 1.8%. Newlead Holdings ( NEWL), Excel Maritime Carriers ( EXM), Seanergy Maritime ( SHIP), and Seanergy Maritime ( SHIPD) 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 87 cents (1.3%) to $68.96 on light volume. Throughout the day, 3.7 million shares of United Parcel Service Inc (UPS exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.5 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 $50.5 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.9, equal to the average transportation industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 6.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated.

On the negative front, General Maritime Corporation ( GMR), TBS International ( TBSI), USA Truck ( USAK), and Grupo TMM S.A ( TMM) were all losers within the transportation industry with United Continental Holdings Inc ( UAL) 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).

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