5 Stocks Pushing The Transportation Industry Lower

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 22 points (0.1%) at 15,897 as of Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,497 issues advancing vs. 1,411 declining with 169 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Costamare ( CMRE), down 4.5%, and Delta Air Lines ( DAL), down 1.1%.

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

5. LATAM Airlines Group S.A ( LFL) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry lower today. As of noon trading, LATAM Airlines Group S.A is down $0.30 (-2.0%) to $15.20 on average volume. Thus far, 429,659 shares of LATAM Airlines Group S.A exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 773,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.15-$15.49 after having opened the day at $15.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.51.

LATAM Airlines Group S.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides passenger and cargo air transportation services primarily in South America. LATAM Airlines Group S.A has a market cap of $7.8 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 539.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 31.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate LATAM Airlines Group S.A a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates LATAM Airlines Group S.A as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full LATAM Airlines Group S.A Ratings Report now.

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