3 Stocks Boosting The Transportation Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 21 points (0.1%) at 16,093 as of Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,560 issues advancing vs. 1,331 declining with 131 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include LATAM Airlines Group S.A ( LFL), down 2.5%, and Delta Air Lines ( DAL), down 0.6%.

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

3. Ryanair Holdings ( RYAAY) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry higher today. As of noon trading, Ryanair Holdings is up $2.17 (4.8%) to $47.43 on heavy volume. Thus far, 454,986 shares of Ryanair Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 494,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.54-$47.47 after having opened the day at $46.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.26.

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 $12.7 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.7, equal to the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 30.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Ryanair Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate 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, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Ryanair Holdings Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B ( UPS) is up $0.96 (0.9%) to $102.18 on light volume. Thus far, 834,474 shares of United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $101.32-$102.20 after having opened the day at $101.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $101.22.

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 $72.6 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 65.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 38.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 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 increase in net income, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) Class B Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, FedEx Corporation ( FDX) is up $0.83 (0.6%) to $138.05 on light volume. Thus far, 393,982 shares of FedEx Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $137.01-$138.45 after having opened the day at $137.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $137.22.

FedEx Corporation provides transportation, e-commerce, and business services in the United States and internationally. It operates in four segments: FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight, and FedEx Services. FedEx Corporation has a market cap of $43.4 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 49.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate FedEx Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates FedEx Corporation 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, reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full FedEx Corporation Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 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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