Transportation Stocks Being Tossed Away This Afternoon

Through most of the trading day on Thursday, September 1, 2011, these stocks are bringing down the Transportation (NYSE:IYT) sector. Long time Wall St. Cheat Sheet readers know to watch stock prices because Technicals on the Stock Chart are Strong’ is one of the ‘T’s in our CHEAT SHEET investing framework.

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHRW) is one of the sector losers in price. Its shares are trading at $69.65, down 79 cents (-1.2%) from the previous close of $70.50. CH Robinson Worldwide, Inc. is a third party logistics company which provides freight transportation and logistics solutions to a variety of clients.

Stock Price Performance: From July 6, 2011, to August 31, 2011, the stock price had fallen $10.33 (-12.8%) from $80.83 to $70.50. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 23, 2011 and April 4, 2011 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 5.9% (+$4.19). It saw one of its worst periods between July 25, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 13.3% (-$10.76).

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPD) is among the price losers in the sector as its stock price is $45.23, down 28 cents (-0.6%) from the previous close of $45.50. Expeditors International of Washington Inc. offers global logistics services through an international network supporting the movement and strategic positioning of goods.

Stock Price Performance: From July 5, 2011, to August 30, 2011, the stock price had fallen $6.29 (-12%) from $52.27 to $45.98. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 22, 2011 and April 1, 2011 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 7.9% (+$3.69). It saw one of its worst periods between July 7, 2011 and July 18, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 7.8% (-$4.11).

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) is among the price losers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $8.47, which is 16 cents (-1.8%) below the previous close of $8.62. Southwest Airlines Co. is a passenger airline that provides air transportation in the United States.

Stock Price Performance: From July 5, 2011, to August 30, 2011, the stock price had fallen $2.84 (-25%) from $11.38 to $8.54. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 2, 2011 and February 11, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 7.1% (+82 cents). It saw one of its worst periods between July 19, 2011 and July 28, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 7.5% (-79 cents).

Wabtec Corporate (NYSE:WAB) stocks are trading at $59.80. This is $1.07 (-1.8%) below the previous close of $60.89, making the company one of the biggest price losers in the sector today. Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp is a provider of value-added, technology-based products and services for the global rail industry.It primarily serves the worldwide freight rail and passenger transit industries.

Stock Price Performance: From July 5, 2011, to August 30, 2011, the stock price had fallen $5.72 (-8.5%) from $67 to $61.28. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between July 14, 2011 and July 26, 2011 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 8.4% (+$5.24). It saw one of its worst periods between November 5, 2010 and November 16, 2010 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 5% (-$2.42).

Shares of Copa Holdings, S.A. (NYSE:CPA) are trading at $68.66, down 53 cents (-0.7%) from the previous close of $69.12. Copa Holdings SA is a Latin American provider of airline passenger and cargo service through its two principal operating subsidiaries, Copa and AeroRepublica.

Stock Price Performance: From June 6, 2011, to August 30, 2011, the stock price had risen $5.54 (9.1%) from $60.83 to $66.37. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 18, 2011 and April 27, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 5.7% (+$2.99). It saw one of its worst periods between May 10, 2011 and May 17, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 3.8% (-$2.39).