Tam ( TAM) pushed the Transportation industry lower today making it today's featured Transportation loser. The industry as a whole closed the day up 2.6%. By the end of trading, Tam fell 26 cents (-1.3%) to $20.55 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 1.1 million shares of Tam exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 560,600 shares. The stock ranged in price between $20.35-$20.78 after having opened the day at $20.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.81. Other company's within the Transportation industry that declined today were: DS Torm ( TRMD), down 11.2%, Newlead Holdings ( NEWL), down 6.3%, Seanergy Maritime Holdings ( SHIP), down 4.9%, and USA Truck ( USAK), down 4%.

TAM S.A. provides passengers and cargo air transportation services in Brazil and internationally. It also engages in the aircraft acquisition, financing, and debt issuance activities. Tam has a market cap of $3.32 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 7.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is one analyst that rates Tam a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and three rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Tam as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its generally strong cash flow from operations. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally poor debt management and disappointing return on equity.

On the positive front, Frontline ( FRO), up 13.9%, Overseas Shipholding Group ( OSG), up 11.4%, Eagle Bulk Shipping ( EGLE), up 11.4%, and PHI Incorporated Non Voting ( PHIIK), up 9.1%, were all gainers within the transportation industry with CSX ( CSX) 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).