5 Stocks Pushing The Transportation Industry Higher

All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 66 points (0.4%) at 14,999 as of Wednesday, July 3, 2013, 12:51 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,256 issues advancing vs. 1,690 declining with 89 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%.

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

5. LATAM Airlines Group S.A ( LFL) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry higher today. As of noon trading, LATAM Airlines Group S.A is up $0.28 (1.7%) to $16.42 on average volume. Thus far, 246,025 shares of LATAM Airlines Group S.A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 554,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.92-$16.56 after having opened the day at $15.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.14.

LATAM Airlines Group S.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides passenger and cargo air transportation services primarily in South America. LATAM Airlines Group S.A has a market cap of $8.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 31.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates LATAM Airlines Group S.A a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates LATAM Airlines Group S.A as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its poor profit margins, disappointing return on equity, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full LATAM Airlines Group S.A Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Genesee & Wyoming ( GWR) is up $1.20 (1.4%) to $85.98 on light volume. Thus far, 162,497 shares of Genesee & Wyoming exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 530,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $83.94-$86.13 after having opened the day at $84.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $84.78.

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. owns and operates short line and regional freight railroads, and provides railcar switching and other rail-related services in the United States, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, and Belgium. Genesee & Wyoming has a market cap of $4.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 11.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Genesee & Wyoming a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Genesee & Wyoming as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Genesee & Wyoming Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Copa Holdings ( CPA) is up $2.22 (1.7%) to $134.80 on average volume. Thus far, 228,946 shares of Copa Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 372,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $130.61-$134.81 after having opened the day at $131.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $132.58.

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. Shares are up 33.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Copa Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates 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, Southwest Airlines ( LUV) is up $0.07 (0.6%) to $12.78 on light volume. Thus far, 2.4 million shares of Southwest Airlines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $12.58-$12.88 after having opened the day at $12.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.71.

Southwest Airlines Co. operates passenger airlines that provide scheduled air transportation services in the United States. As of December 31, 2012, the company operated 694 aircraft, including 606 Boeing 737 aircraft and 88 Boeing 717 aircraft. Southwest Airlines has a market cap of $9.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 24.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Southwest Airlines a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Southwest Airlines 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 and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Southwest Airlines Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, US Airways Group ( LCC) is up $0.33 (2.0%) to $16.76 on average volume. Thus far, 2.3 million shares of US Airways Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $16.04-$16.80 after having opened the day at $16.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.43.

US Airways Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides air transportation for passengers and cargo. US Airways Group has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 21.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate US Airways Group a buy, 1 analyst rates 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, attractive valuation levels, solid stock price performance 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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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).
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