3 Stocks Moving The Transportation Industry Upward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 4 points (0.0%) at 17,970 as of Thursday, June 25, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,139 issues advancing vs. 1,826 declining with 188 unchanged.

The Transportation industry currently sits down 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include American Airlines Group ( AAL), up 1.0%, Delta Air Lines ( DAL), up 0.7%, United Continental Holdings ( UAL), up 0.6% and Ryanair Holdings ( RYAAY), up 0.6%. A company within the industry that fell today was Trinity Industries ( TRN), up 3.4%.

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

3. Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste SAB de CV ( ASR) is one of the companies pushing the Transportation industry higher today. As of noon trading, Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste SAB de CV is up $2.31 (1.6%) to $144.59 on average volume. Thus far, 35,830 shares of Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste SAB de CV exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 60,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $142.01-$144.97 after having opened the day at $142.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $142.28.

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Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, S.A.B. de C.V. holds concessions to operate, maintain, and develop airports in the southeast region of Mexico. Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste SAB de CV has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 8.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste SAB de CV a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste SAB de CV as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations 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 Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste SAB de CV Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, JetBlue Airways ( JBLU) is up $0.33 (1.6%) to $21.23 on light volume. Thus far, 3.1 million shares of JetBlue Airways exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.00-$21.30 after having opened the day at $21.09 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.90.

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JetBlue Airways Corporation, a passenger carrier company, provides air transportation services. As of December 31, 2014, the company operated a fleet of 13 Airbus A321 aircrafts, 130 Airbus A320 aircrafts, and 60 EMBRAER 190 aircrafts. JetBlue Airways has a market cap of $6.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 33.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate JetBlue Airways a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates JetBlue Airways as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full JetBlue Airways Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Southwest Airlines ( LUV) is up $0.44 (1.3%) to $34.79 on light volume. Thus far, 3.1 million shares of Southwest Airlines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.49-$35.02 after having opened the day at $34.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.35.

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Southwest Airlines Co. operates passenger airlines that provide scheduled air transportation services in the United States and near-international markets. As of December 31, 2014, it operated 665 Boeing 737 aircraft; and had 12 Boeing 717 aircraft. Southwest Airlines has a market cap of $23.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 18.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Southwest Airlines a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Southwest Airlines as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Southwest Airlines 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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