Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 64 points (0.4%) at 16,322 as of Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,125 issues advancing vs. 788 declining with 156 unchanged. The Transportation industry currently sits up 1.0% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.7%. Top gainers within the industry include Kirby ( KEX), up 2.4%, and Kansas City Southern ( KSU), up 1.1%. TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry higher today: 5. Southwest Airlines ( LUV) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry higher today. As of noon trading, Southwest Airlines is up $0.55 (2.7%) to $21.27 on average volume. Thus far, 5.0 million shares of Southwest Airlines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $20.80-$21.39 after having opened the day at $20.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.72. Southwest Airlines Co. operates passenger airlines that provide scheduled air transportation services in the United States. As of December 31, 2012, the company operated 694 aircraft, including 606 Boeing 737 aircraft and 88 Boeing 717 aircraft. Southwest Airlines has a market cap of $14.7 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Southwest Airlines a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Southwest Airlines as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Southwest Airlines Ratings Report now. 3x UPSIDE POTENTIAL: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.