1. As of noon trading, Delta Air Lines ( DAL) is up $0.20 (2.1%) to $9.91 on light volume Thus far, 3.4 million shares of Delta Air Lines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $9.73-$9.98 after having opened the day at $9.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $9.71. 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 $8.3 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 5.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 20.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Delta Air Lines a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate 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 solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full Delta Air Lines Ratings Report now. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Jim Cramer's Protégé, Dave Peltier, only buys Stocks Under $10 that he thinks could potentially double. See what he's trading today with a 14-day FREE pass If you are interested in one of these 5 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.
A potential settlement between the railroad and activist investor Paul Hilal could emerge shortly that would bring in Hunter Harrison, who is well-regarded for his turnaround of Canadian Pacific Railway.