3 Stocks Advancing The Transportation Industry

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 24 points (0.1%) at 16,720 as of Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,382 issues advancing vs. 1,595 declining with 161 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

3. United Continental Holdings ( UAL) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry higher today. As of noon trading, United Continental Holdings is up $0.35 (0.8%) to $41.93 on average volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of United Continental Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.31-$42.34 after having opened the day at $41.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.58.

United Continental Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides passenger and cargo transportation services. It transports people and cargo through its mainline operations, which use jet aircraft with 118 seats, and its regional operations. United Continental Holdings has a market cap of $15.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 9.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate United Continental Holdings a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates United Continental Holdings as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid stock price performance. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and poor profit margins. Get the full United Continental Holdings Ratings Report now.

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