Editor's Note: 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. US Airways Group ( LCC) pushed the Transportation industry lower today making it today's featured Transportation laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.1%. By the end of trading, US Airways Group fell 67 cents (-4.6%) to $13.99 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 31.8 million shares of US Airways Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.3 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $13.16-$14.96 after having opened the day at $14.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.66. Other companies within the Transportation industry that declined today were: Newlead Holdings ( NEWL), down 5.9%, Danaos Corporation ( DAC), down 5.8%, TOP Ships ( TOPS), down 5.5%, and Ultrapetrol Bahamas ( ULTR), down 4.6%.
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.
US Airways Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides air transportation for passengers and cargo. US Airways Group has a market cap of $2.32 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 5.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 5.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are nine analysts that rate US Airways Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and two 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 solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, notable return on equity and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.