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DryShips ( DRYS) pushed the Transportation industry higher today making it today's featured transportation winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.4%. By the end of trading, DryShips rose $0.33 (9.2%) to $3.93 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 44,656,408 shares of DryShips exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10,518,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $3.61-$3.99 after having opened the day at $3.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.60. Other companies within the Transportation industry that increased today were: Globus Maritime ( GLBS), up 19.6%, FreeSeas ( FREE), up 18.0%, Nordic American Tankers ( NAT), up 10.7% and Eagle Bulk Shipping ( EGLE), up 6.8%.

DryShips Inc. owns drybulk carriers and tankers that operate worldwide. DryShips has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 116.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts that rate DryShips a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates DryShips as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk and disappointing return on equity.

On the negative front, Seanergy Maritime Holdings ( SHIP), down 12.9%, AAR Corporation ( AIR), down 9.2%, Newlead Holdings ( NEWL), down 3.9% and Danaos Corporation ( DAC), down 2.6% , were all laggards within the transportation industry with Canadian National Railway ( CNI) being today's transportation industry laggard.

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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