RYAAY, JBHT And CPA, Pushing Transportation Industry Downward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 70 points (0.5%) at 14,846 as of Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,865 issues advancing vs. 1,062 declining with 104 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits up 0.8% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.6%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

3. Ryanair Holdings ( RYAAY) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry lower today. As of noon trading, Ryanair Holdings is down $1.24 (-2.5%) to $47.37 on average volume. Thus far, 151,981 shares of Ryanair Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 283,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.17-$47.67 after having opened the day at $47.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.61.

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 $14.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 43.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Ryanair Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ryanair Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, 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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2. As of noon trading, J.B. Hunt Transport Services ( JBHT) is down $0.73 (-1.0%) to $72.60 on average volume. Thus far, 330,181 shares of J.B. Hunt Transport Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 477,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $72.12-$73.09 after having opened the day at $73.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $73.33.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides transportation and delivery services in the continental United States, Canada, and Mexico. J.B. Hunt Transport Services has a market cap of $8.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 22.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate J.B. Hunt Transport Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates J.B. Hunt Transport Services as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, 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 shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full J.B. Hunt Transport Services Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Copa Holdings ( CPA) is down $3.36 (-2.6%) to $125.91 on heavy volume. Thus far, 278,191 shares of Copa Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 275,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $125.82-$129.33 after having opened the day at $129.17 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $129.27.

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 30.7% 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 revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. 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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If you are interested in one of these 4 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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