ETF Trends
ETF Trends

Transportation exchange traded funds (ETFs) could be looking for a pop in the wake of earnings reports from the sector’s major players.

The transportation sector has always been a key indicator for market watchers who are watching cycles and signs for bear and bull markets. Don Dion for The Street reports that these ETFs are poised for a winning streak and that the recent lag in the fund has been on the decline in top holding FedEx (NYSE: FDX).  [How the Shipping ETF Has Survived.]

But now the shipper may not be such a concern: this morning, it boosted its earnings outlook for the fiscal first quarter and the rest of the year. That’s because express and ground volumes have been higher than expected, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Three other bullish signals coming from the transportation sector:

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  • iShares Dow Jones Transportation Average Index Fund (NYSEArca: IYT): Holds the stock of companies primarily in the United States. Industrials are 77% of the fund and consumer discretionary is 8%.

  • Claymore Shipping ETF (NYSEArca: SEA): Holds the stock of shippers from around the world, though primarily in the United States at 54.9% of the fund. Hong Kong is 16.3%; Japan is 10%.

Transportation ETFs, SEA, IYT

For full disclosure, Tom Lydon’s clients own IYT.

Tisha Guerrero contributed to this article.

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