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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