5 Stocks Improving Performance Of The Transportation Industry

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 65 points (-0.4%) at 15,111 as of Friday, June 14, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,604 issues advancing vs. 474 declining with 57 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits down 0.18 versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.25.

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

5. 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 $3.98 (3.68) to $112.23 on average volume Thus far, 56,429 shares of Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste S.A.B. de exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 110,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $108.40-$112.26 after having opened the day at $108.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $108.25.

Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, S.A.B. de C.V. 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 $3.3 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 5.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste S.A.B. de a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 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 revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste S.A.B. de Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Ryanair Holdings ( RYAAY) is up $0.90 (1.82) to $50.42 on average volume Thus far, 137,886 shares of Ryanair Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 277,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.93-$50.86 after having opened the day at $50.33 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.52.

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 $14.4 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 44.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Ryanair Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 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 notable return on equity, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Ryanair Holdings Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Copa Holdings ( CPA) is up $2.68 (1.98) to $138.24 on average volume Thus far, 261,922 shares of Copa Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 365,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $135.23-$138.73 after having opened the day at $135.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $135.56.

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 36.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Copa Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 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.

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2. As of noon trading, CSX ( CSX) is up $0.19 (0.76) to $25.25 on average volume Thus far, 3.4 million shares of CSX exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.96-$25.44 after having opened the day at $25.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.06.

CSX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides rail-based transportation services. It offers traditional rail services, and transports intermodal containers and trailers. CSX has a market cap of $25.4 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 27.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate CSX a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CSX as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, increase in net income, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. 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 CSX Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Union Pacific ( UNP) is up $0.80 (0.51) to $157.76 on light volume Thus far, 577,381 shares of Union Pacific exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $156.11-$159.11 after having opened the day at $156.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $156.95.

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, provides rail transportation services in North America. Union Pacific has a market cap of $72.0 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 24.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate Union Pacific a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Union Pacific as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and notable return on equity. 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 Union Pacific 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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