3 Stocks Raising The Transportation Industry Higher

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 51 points (-0.3%) at 18,140 as of Monday, May 11, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,286 issues advancing vs. 1,726 declining with 119 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%.

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 $0.42 (0.7%) to $62.86 on light volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of United Continental Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $62.16-$63.34 after having opened the day at $62.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $62.44.

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United Continental Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides air transportation services in North America, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. United Continental Holdings has a market cap of $23.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 6.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate United Continental Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates United Continental Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full United Continental Holdings Ratings Report now.

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