Swift Transportation Co (SWFT): Today's Featured Transportation Winner

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Swift Transportation ( SWFT) pushed the Transportation industry higher today making it today's featured transportation winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.8%. By the end of trading, Swift Transportation rose $0.41 (2.0%) to $21.14 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,152,455 shares of Swift Transportation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,869,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $20.44-$21.24 after having opened the day at $20.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.73. Other companies within the Transportation industry that increased today were: Knightsbridge Tankers ( VLCCF), up 7.3%, Gol Intelligent Airlines ( GOL), up 5.0%, Ryanair Holdings ( RYAAY), up 4.8% and Baltic Trading ( BALT), up 3.7%.

Swift Transportation Company operates as a multi-faceted transportation services company and truckload carrier in North America. Swift Transportation has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 6.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Swift Transportation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Swift Transportation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth 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, Newlead Holdings ( NEWL), down 18.0%, Globus Maritime ( GLBS), down 10.5%, FreeSeas ( FREE), down 7.9% and Tidewater ( TDW), down 7.1% , were all laggards within the transportation industry with CH Robinson Worldwide ( CHRW) 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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