US Airways Group Inc (LCC): Today's Featured Transportation Winner

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US Airways Group ( LCC) pushed the Transportation industry higher today making it today's featured transportation winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 2.3%. By the end of trading, US Airways Group rose $0.67 (4.0%) to $17.47 on average volume. Throughout the day, 5,234,302 shares of US Airways Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6,682,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $16.84-$17.47 after having opened the day at $16.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.80. Other companies within the Transportation industry that increased today were: FreeSeas ( FREE), up 38.3%, Genco Shipping & Trading ( GNK), up 19.3%, Seanergy Maritime Holdings ( SHIP), up 13.7% and Euroseas ( ESEA), up 13.3%.

US Airways Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides air transportation for passengers and cargo. US Airways Group has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 24.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate US Airways Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 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, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front, China Metro-Rural Holdings ( CNR), down 7.5%, Globus Maritime ( GLBS), down 5.9%, UTi Worldwide ( UTIW), down 4.8% and Frontline ( FRO), down 3.3%.

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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