Insider Trading Trends in the Transportation Sector You Must Know Today

Wall St. Watchdog looks at insider trading trends for the 10 largest companies, as measured by market capitalization, in the Transportation sector.  The insider trading data cover the past six months.

Criteria for this stock screen are:

  • Market capitalization greater than $1 billion
  • Insider shares purchased is greater than 0
  • Insider shares sold is greater than 0

Finally, note that the number of shares sold by insiders is shown as a negative number.

  • United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS): Insiders purchased 100,520 shares in the past 6 months, against insider sales of -10,120 over the past six months. Net transactions were 1 for the six month period. Insiders own 0% of the outstanding shares, of which there are 994,000,000. The stock recently traded at $71.59 and its market capitalization is $70,603,070,000. About the company: United Parcel Service, Inc.(NYSE:UPS) delivers packages and documents throughout the United States and in other countries and territories. The Company also provides global supply chain services and less-than-truckload transportation, primarily in the U.S. UPS’s business consists of integrated air and ground pick-up and delivery network.
  • Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP): Insiders purchased 579,890 shares in the past 6 months, against insider sales of -388,790 over the past six months. Net transactions were 0 for the six month period. Insiders own 0% of the outstanding shares, of which there are 498,200,000. The stock recently traded at $103.72 and its market capitalization is $50,624,560,000. About the company: Union Pacific Corporation is a rail transportation company. The Company’s railroad hauls a variety of goods, including agricultural, automotive, and chemical products. Union Pacific offersslong-haul routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways as well as connects with Canada’s rail systems and serves the major gateways to Mexico.
  • FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX): Insiders purchased 540,360 shares in the past 6 months, against insider sales of -358,700 over the past six months. Net transactions were 6 for the six month period. Insiders own 5% of the outstanding shares, of which there are 315,000,000. The stock recently traded at $91.00 and its market capitalization is $28,849,460,000. About the company: FedEx Corp. delivers packages and freight to multiple countries and territories throught an integrated global network. The Company provides worldwide express delivery, ground small-parcel delivery, less-than-truckload freight delivery, supply chain management services, customs brokerage services, and trade facilitation and electronic commerce solutions.
  • CSX Corporation (NYSE:CSX): Insiders purchased 239,630 shares in the past 6 months, against insider sales of -306,100 over the past six months. Net transactions were 15 for the six month period. Insiders own 0% of the outstanding shares, of which there are 1,143,324,000. The stock recently traded at $25.05 and its market capitalization is $27,436,800,000. About the company: CSX Corporation is an international freight transportation company. The Company provides rail, intermodal, domestic container-shipping, barging, and contract logistics services around the world. CSX’s rail transportation services are provided principally throughout the eastern United States.
  • Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC): Insiders purchased 165,000 shares in the past 6 months, against insider sales of -36,750 over the past six months. Net transactions were 4 for the six month period. Insiders own 0% of the outstanding shares, of which there are 366,500,000. The stock recently traded at $75.55 and its market capitalization is $26,685,520,000. About the company: Norfolk Southern Corporation provides rail transportation services. The Company transports raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods primarily in the Southeast, East, and Midwest and, via interchange with rail carriers, to and from the rest of the United States. Norfolk Southern also transports overseas freight through several Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports.
  • C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHRW): Insiders purchased 32,730 shares in the past 6 months, against insider sales of -59,580 over the past six months. Net transactions were -1 for the six month period. Insiders own 0% of the outstanding shares, of which there are 164,909,000. The stock recently traded at $80.25 and its market capitalization is $13,286,480,000. About the company: C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. provides multimodal transportation services and logistics solutions. The Company operates a network of offices in North America, Europe, Asia, South America, and the Middle East. C.H. Robinson provides a variety of logistics services, such as fresh produce sourcing and freight consolidation.
  • Expeditors International of Washington (NASDAQ:EXPD): Insiders purchased 408,130 shares in the past 6 months, against insider sales of -173,800 over the past six months. Net transactions were 6 for the six month period. Insiders own 1% of the outstanding shares, of which there are 212,283,970. The stock recently traded at $49.70 and its market capitalization is $10,554,800,000. About the company: Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. is a global logistics company. The Company provides air and ocean freight forwarding, vendor consolidation, customs clearance, marine insurance, distribution, and other international logistics services.
  • Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV): Insiders purchased 574,030 shares in the past 6 months, against insider sales of -104,520 over the past six months. Net transactions were 8 for the six month period. Insiders own 0% of the outstanding shares, of which there are 746,000,000. The stock recently traded at $10.12 and its market capitalization is $8,014,622,000. About the company: Southwest Airlines Co. is a domestic airline that provides primarily short-haul, high-frequency, point-to-point service. The Company offers flights throughout the United States.
  • Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU): Insiders purchased 99,440 shares in the past 6 months, against insider sales of -153,410 over the past six months. Net transactions were 5 for the six month period. Insiders own 1% of the outstanding shares, of which there are 100,054,000. The stock recently traded at $61.16 and its market capitalization is $6,716,404,000. About the company: Kansas City Southern, through its subsidiary, is the holding company for transportation segment subsidiaries and affiliates. The Company operates a railroad system that provides shippers with rail freight services in commercial and industrial markets of the United States and Mexico.
  • J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT): Insiders purchased 539,080 shares in the past 6 months, against insider sales of -2,150,500 over the past six months. Net transactions were -3 for the six month period. Insiders own 21% of the outstanding shares, of which there are 124,712,000. The stock recently traded at $45.89 and its market capitalization is $5,517,519,000. About the company: J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. and its subsidiaries provide transportation and logistics services in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The Company transports a variety of products including automotive parts, department store merchandise, paper and wood products, food and beverages, plastics, chemicals, and manufacturing materials and supplies.
“Insider net transactions” shows the general bullishness of company insiders.  If more insider purchases than sales were made over the six month period, then this value is a positive number; conversely, if more insider sales than purchases were made, this value is a negative number.  The further away from zero this value is, the more bullish (positive) or bearish (negative number) the company’s insiders.  Obviously, a value of zero represents an equal number of sellers and buyers.  Note, also, that the number of shares sold can exceed the number of shares purchased over the six month period, yet the “insider net transactions” number can be positive.  The opposite can be true as well: the number of shares purchased can exceed the number of shares sold, yet the number of sale transactions can be greater than the number of purchase transactions.

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from screener.co.  All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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