United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B (UPS): Today's Featured Transportation Winner

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United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B ( UPS) pushed the Transportation industry higher today making it today's featured transportation winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.4%. By the end of trading, United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B rose $1.24 (1.4%) to $88.04 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,942,289 shares of United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,616,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $87.36-$88.49 after having opened the day at $87.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $86.80. Other companies within the Transportation industry that increased today were: Excel Maritime Carriers ( EXM), up 12.2%, Con-way ( CNW), up 10.5%, Air Methods ( AIRM), up 5.8% and Frontline ( FRO), up 5.0%.

United Parcel Service, Inc., a package delivery company, provides transportation, logistics, and financial services in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: U.S. Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain and Freight. The U.S. United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B has a market cap of $62.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 17.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the negative front, China Metro-Rural Holdings ( CNR), down 12.4%, FreeSeas ( FREE), down 12.0%, International Shipholding Corporation ( ISH), down 10.2% and YRC Worldwide ( YRCW), down 7.6%.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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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