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. Alaska Air Group ( ALK) pushed the Transportation industry higher today making it today's featured transportation winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.9%. By the end of trading, Alaska Air Group rose $1.21 (1.6%) to $79.45 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,026,371 shares of Alaska Air Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 796,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $76.94-$80.50 after having opened the day at $76.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.24. Other companies within the Transportation industry that increased today were: Newlead Holdings ( NEWL), up 31.6%, ModusLink Global Solutions ( MLNK), up 5.6%, Copa Holdings ( CPA), up 5.5% and China Metro-Rural Holdings ( CNR), up 5.4%.
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