5 Transportation Stocks With Extraordinary Trading Volume

Through early afternoon trading on Thursday, August 11, 2011, these stocks are very active in the Transportation (NYSE:IYT) sector.

Shares of United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. They have a dollar volume of $285.4 million, with a current price of $64.35 and 4.4 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: During May 13, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $10.04 (-13.5%) from $74.14 to $64.10. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 16, 2011 and June 23, 2011 when shares rose for six-straight days, rising 3.3% (+$2.27) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and July 28, 2011 when shares fell for six-straight days, falling 7.1% (-$5.26) over that span.

Shares of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) have a dollar volume today of $240.1 million, sitting at a current price of $91.49 with 2.6 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: During July 12, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had dropped $9.40 (-9.3%) from $101.29 to $91.89. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 21, 2011 and May 3, 2011 when shares rose for eight-straight days, rising 8.1% (+$7.74) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between January 13, 2011 and January 25, 2011 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 6.1% (-$5.95) over that span.

Shares of CSX Corporation (NYSE:CSX) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. There are 9.2 million shares trading hands at $22.16, making up a dollar volume of $203.5 million.

Stock Price Performance: During July 12, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had dropped $3.63 (-14.1%) from $25.71 to $22.08. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 4, 2011 and January 13, 2011 when shares rose for eight-straight days, rising 5.9% (+$1.28) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between May 10, 2011 and May 17, 2011 when shares fell for six-straight days, falling 6.7% (-$1.76) over that span.

Shares of Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. 2.7 million shares are being traded at $68.25, making up a dollar volume of $186.1 million.

Stock Price Performance: During July 12, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had dropped $5.60 (-7.6%) from $73.48 to $67.88. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 3, 2011 and February 17, 2011 when shares rose for 11-straight days, rising 7.2% (+$4.32) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 28, 2011 and August 4, 2011 when shares fell for six-straight days, falling 9.5% (-$7.20) over that span.

Shares of FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. They have a dollar volume of $176.8 million, with a current price of $79.07 and 2.2 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: During July 12, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had dropped $14.33 (-15.2%) from $94.08 to $79.75. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 16, 2011 and June 23, 2011 when shares rose for six-straight days, rising 7.5% (+$6.48) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for nine-straight days, falling 9.3% (-$8.64) over that span.

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