United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) (UPS): Today's Featured Transportation Laggard

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United Parcel Service ( UPS) pushed the Transportation industry lower today making it today's featured Transportation laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.6%. By the end of trading, United Parcel Service fell $1.31 (-1.4%) to $95.18 on average volume. Throughout the day, 4,362,780 shares of United Parcel Service exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,289,200 shares. The stock ranged in price between $95.03-$96.37 after having opened the day at $96.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $96.49. Other companies within the Transportation industry that declined today were: Genco Shipping & Trading ( GNK), down 23.9%, Navios Maritime Holdings ( NM), down 11.7%, Newlead Holdings ( NEWL), down 11.4% and Teekay Tankers ( TNK), down 8.6%.

United Parcel Service, Inc., a package delivery company, provides transportation, logistics, and financial services in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: U.S. Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain and Freight. The U.S. United Parcel Service has a market cap of $69.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 7.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate United Parcel Service a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates United Parcel Service as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the positive front, Seanergy Maritime Holdings ( SHIP), up 15.2%, Spirit Airlines ( SAVE), up 6.2%, TOP Ships ( TOPS), up 5.9% and Dynagas LNG Partners ( DLNG), up 4.3%.

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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