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

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United Parcel Service ( UPS) pushed the Transportation industry higher today making it today's featured transportation winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 2.5%. By the end of trading, United Parcel Service rose $1.20 (1.2%) to $96.98 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,288,429 shares of United Parcel Service exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,467,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $96.43-$97.20 after having opened the day at $96.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $95.78. Other companies within the Transportation industry that increased today were: ModusLink Global Solutions ( MLNK), up 25.1%, PHI Incorporated Non Voting ( PHIIK), up 10.4%, UTi Worldwide ( UTIW), up 9.7% and Universal Truckload Services ( UACL), up 7.4%.

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 $68.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 8.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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 impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the negative front, Ardmore Shipping ( ASC), down 3.7%, Newlead Holdings ( NEWL), down 2.5%, Republic Airways Holdings ( RJET), down 2.4% and Teekay Offshore Partners L.P ( TOO), down 2.2%.

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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