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 down 0.9%. By the end of trading, US Airways Group rose $0.64 (3.2%) to $20.48 on average volume. Throughout the day, 7,876,785 shares of US Airways Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6,871,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $19.67-$20.50 after having opened the day at $20.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.84. Other companies within the Transportation industry that increased today were: Seanergy Maritime Holdings ( SHIP), up 7.5%, China Metro-Rural Holdings ( CNR), up 3.7%, Republic Airways Holdings ( RJET), up 3.4% and FreeSeas ( FREE), up 3.4%.

US Airways Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides air transportation for passengers and cargo. US Airways Group has a market cap of $3.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 40.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate US Airways Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 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, Genco Shipping & Trading ( GNK), down 7.7%, Sino-Global Shipping America ( SINO), down 6.6%, Newlead Holdings ( NEWL), down 5.8% and TOP Ships ( TOPS), down 5.7% , were all laggards within the transportation industry with United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B ( UPS) 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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