Delta Air Lines ( DAL) pushed the Transportation industry higher today making it today's featured transportation winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.8%. By the end of trading, Delta Air Lines rose 42 cents (4%) to $10.82 on average volume. Throughout the day, 9.7 million shares of Delta Air Lines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11.7 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $10.30-$10.85 after having opened the day at $10.39 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $10.40. Other companies within the Transportation industry that increased today were: DS Torm ( TRMD), up 18.9%, Seanergy Maritime Holdings ( SHIP), up 7.7%, Saia ( SAIA), up 7.3%, and Globus Maritime ( GLBS), up 7.1%. Delta Air Lines, Inc. provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo in the United States and internationally. The company operates at airports in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Delta Air Lines has a market cap of $8.86 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.8, below the average transportation industry P/E ratio of 10.4 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 28.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Delta Air Lines a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and one rates it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Delta Air Lines as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall.
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