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Southwest Airlines has the Best Relative Performance in the Airlines Industry (LUV, CPA, UAL, JBLU, DAL)

By Nick Russo

Here are the top 5 stocks in the Airlines industry ranked by performance. We compiled the trading activity from yesterday and then analyzed the industry looking for stocks that were outperforming. This is what we found:

Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) ranks first with a gain of 3.40%; Copa Holdings (NYSE:CPA) ranks second with a gain of 2.81%; and United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL) ranks third with a gain of 1.68%.

JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ:JBLU) follows with a gain of 1.16% and Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) rounds out the top five with a gain of 0.98%.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of Southwest Airlines on September 16th, 2013 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $14.16. Since that recommendation, shares of Southwest Airlines have risen 50.5%. We continue to monitor Southwest Airlines for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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