5 Stocks Dragging The Transportation Industry Downward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 42 points (-0.3%) at 15,847 as of Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 971 issues advancing vs. 1,916 declining with 131 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. A company within the industry that increased today was Union Pacific ( UNP), up 0.7%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

5. Copa Holdings ( CPA) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry lower today. As of noon trading, Copa Holdings is down $1.82 (-1.2%) to $149.59 on light volume. Thus far, 60,486 shares of Copa Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 227,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $148.67-$150.98 after having opened the day at $150.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $151.41.

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 $5.0 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 52.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Copa Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Copa Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Copa Holdings Ratings Report now.

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