3 Transportation Stocks Moving The Industry Upward

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 0 points (0.0%) at 18,120 as of Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,606 issues advancing vs. 1,375 declining with 175 unchanged.

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

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

3. AerCap Holdings ( AER) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry higher today. As of noon trading, AerCap Holdings is up $0.72 (1.5%) to $47.54 on average volume. Thus far, 962,873 shares of AerCap Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.82-$47.65 after having opened the day at $46.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.82.

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AerCap Holdings N.V., an independent aircraft leasing company, engages in the leasing, financing, sale, and management of commercial aircraft and engines. AerCap Holdings has a market cap of $9.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 20.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate AerCap Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates AerCap Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full AerCap Holdings Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, United Continental Holdings ( UAL) is up $0.32 (0.6%) to $55.12 on average volume. Thus far, 2.9 million shares of United Continental Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $54.70-$56.27 after having opened the day at $55.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.80.

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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 $20.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 18.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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 buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and compelling growth in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full United Continental Holdings Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Delta Air Lines ( DAL) is up $0.28 (0.7%) to $43.21 on light volume. Thus far, 4.6 million shares of Delta Air Lines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.00-$43.71 after having opened the day at $43.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.93.

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Delta Air Lines, Inc. provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Airline and Refinery. Its route network comprises various gateway airports in Amsterdam, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Delta Air Lines has a market cap of $34.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 12.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 12 analysts who rate Delta Air Lines a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Delta Air Lines as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Delta Air Lines Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, 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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