4 Stocks Pushing The Transportation Industry Higher

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 9 points (-0.1%) at 12,786 as of Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, 11:49 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,471 issues advancing vs. 1,424 declining with 128 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.0%. A company within the industry that increased today was Delta Air Lines ( DAL), up 1.4%. A company within the industry that fell today was Navios Maritime Partners L.P ( NMM), up 5.3%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

4. Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste S.A.B. de ( ASR) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry higher today. As of noon trading, Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste S.A.B. de is up $3.28 (3.3%) to $103.48 on average volume Thus far, 21,557 shares of Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste S.A.B. de exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 52,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $100.20-$103.68 after having opened the day at $100.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $100.20.

Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, S. A. B. de C. V., through its subsidiaries, holds concessions to operate, maintain, and develop airports in the southeast region of Mexico. Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste S.A.B. de has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 79.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste S.A.B. de a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste S.A.B. de as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste S.A.B. de Ratings Report now.

3. As of noon trading, Ryanair Holdings ( RYAAY) is up $0.45 (1.4%) to $33.48 on heavy volume Thus far, 232,860 shares of Ryanair Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 309,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.11-$33.58 after having opened the day at $33.31 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.03.

Ryanair Holdings plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides scheduled-passenger airline services in Ireland, the United Kingdom, continental Europe, and Morocco. Ryanair Holdings has a market cap of $9.4 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 16.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Ryanair Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ryanair Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Ryanair Holdings Ratings Report now.

2. As of noon trading, Copa Holdings ( CPA) is up $1.03 (1.1%) to $94.59 on light volume Thus far, 66,726 shares of Copa Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 292,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $93.20-$94.87 after having opened the day at $93.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $93.56.

Copa Holdings, S.A., through its subsidiaries, provides airline passenger and cargo services. The company offers air transportation services for leisure and business travelers; and cargo and courier services. Copa Holdings has a market cap of $3.1 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 59.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Copa Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Copa Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Copa Holdings Ratings Report now.

1. As of noon trading, US Airways Group ( LCC) is up $0.31 (2.6%) to $12.38 on light volume Thus far, 1.8 million shares of US Airways Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $11.97-$12.46 after having opened the day at $12.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.07.

US Airways Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides air transportation for passengers and cargo. US Airways Group has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 3.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 132.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate US Airways Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates US Airways Group 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, solid stock price performance and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full US Airways Group Ratings Report now.

If you are interested in one of these 4 stocks, 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).

A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.

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