RYAAY, CPA, ALK, LCC And DAL, 5 Transportation Stocks Pushing The Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 47 points (0.3%) at 15,382 as of Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,570 issues advancing vs. 1,367 declining with 136 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits up 1.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. A company within the industry that fell today was United Continental Holdings ( UAL), up 2.31. A company within the industry that increased today was FedEx Corporation ( FDX), up 1.18.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

5. Ryanair Holdings ( RYAAY) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry lower today. As of noon trading, Ryanair Holdings is down $0.39 (-0.8%) to $46.80 on average volume Thus far, 126,629 shares of Ryanair Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 292,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.80-$47.51 after having opened the day at $47.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.19.

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 $12.9 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.7, equal to the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 30.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ryanair Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Ryanair Holdings Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Copa Holdings ( CPA) is down $2.06 (-1.5%) to $132.90 on average volume Thus far, 179,802 shares of Copa Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 349,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $132.46-$136.21 after having opened the day at $135.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $134.96.

Copa Holdings, S.A. provides airline passenger and cargo services in Latin America. It provides services within Colombia; and international flights from various cities in Colombia to Panama, Venezuela, Ecuador, Mexico, Cuba, Guatemala, and Costa Rica. Copa Holdings has a market cap of $4.5 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 35.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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.

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3. As of noon trading, Alaska Air Group ( ALK) is down $2.45 (-4.1%) to $57.28 on heavy volume Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Alaska Air Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 829,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $55.93-$59.70 after having opened the day at $59.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $59.73.

Alaska Air Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo. Alaska Air Group has a market cap of $4.6 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 51.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Alaska Air Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Alaska Air Group Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, US Airways Group ( LCC) is down $0.44 (-2.4%) to $18.15 on heavy volume Thus far, 6.0 million shares of US Airways Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.65-$18.70 after having opened the day at $18.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.59.

US Airways Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides air transportation for passengers and cargo. US Airways Group has a market cap of $3.1 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 37.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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, revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and notable return on equity. 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.

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1. As of noon trading, Delta Air Lines ( DAL) is down $0.30 (-1.6%) to $18.06 on light volume Thus far, 5.2 million shares of Delta Air Lines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 14.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.90-$18.44 after having opened the day at $18.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.36.

Delta Air Lines, Inc. provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo in the United States and internationally. Its route network is centered around a system of hub and international gateway airports in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Delta Air Lines has a market cap of $15.9 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 56.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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, revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. 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.

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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.

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