Transportation Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about today’s action in the Transportation (NYSE:IYT) sector:

Gainers (% price change)

  • Excel Maritime Carriers (NYSE:EXM): The shares closed at $2.32, up $0.22, or 10.48%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $197.50 million. About the company: Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd. owns and operates dry bulk carrier vessels and provides worldwide sea borne transportation services for dry bulk cargo. Excel’s business strategy is to expand and diversify its fleet to achieve economies of scale and marketing strength in each of the drybulk sectors in which it operates.
  • Macquarie Infrastructure (NYSE:MIC): The shares closed at $22.25, up $1.93, or 9.5%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.02 billion. About the company: Macquarie Infrastructure Company LLC owns, operates, and invests in infrastructure businesses in the United States. The Company’s businesses and investments include an airport services business, a gas production and distribution, a district energy business, off-airport parking business and an interest in a company that owns and operates a bulk liquid storage terminals.
  • China Southern Airlines (NYSE:ZNH): The shares closed at $25.63, up $1.91, or 8.05%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $5.80 billion. About the company: China Southern Airlines Company Limited provides commercial airline services throughout China, Southeast Asia and other parts of the world. The Company also provides other airline related services including aircraft maintenance and air catering.
  • Quality Distribution, Inc (NASDAQ:QLTY): The shares closed at $9.25, up $0.68, or 7.93%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $220.38 million. About the company: Quality Distribution Inc. operates a dedicated bulk tank network across North America. The Company transports a broad range of chemical products and also provides transportation management, transloading, tank cleaning, dry-bulk handling, and other logistical services.
  • Universal Truckload (NASDAQ:UACL): The shares closed at $13.57, up $0.78, or 6.1%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $211.61 million. About the company: Universal Truckload Services, Inc. provides non-asset based transportation services throughout the United States and in Canada. The Company primarily operates through a network of independent sales agents and owner-operators. Universal Truckload provides flatbed and dry van operations as well as intermodal support services.

Losers (% price change)

  • AMR Corporation (NYSE:AMR): The shares closed at $3.28, down $0.18, or 5.2%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.10 billion. About the company: AMR Corporation operates an airline that provides scheduled passenger, freight, and mail service throughout North America, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, and the Pacific. The Company also provides connecting service throughout the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. In addition, AMR provides aviation services, call center management services, and investment advisory services.
  • US Airways Group, Inc. (NYSE:LCC): The shares closed at $6.11, down $0.32, or 4.98%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $990.32 million. About the company: US Airways Group, Inc. is an air carrier that transports passengers, property, and mail. The Company provides regularly scheduled service at airports in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Caribbean, and Latin America.
  • JetBlue Airways Corp. (NASDAQ:JBLU): The shares closed at $4.23, down $0.19, or 4.3%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.26 billion. About the company: JetBlue Airways Corporation provides nonstop passenger flight service through its Airbus A320 aircraft. The Company’s airline is based in New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport and currently flies to various destinations in the United States.
  • Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV): The shares closed at $8.53, down $0.18, or 2.07%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $6.86 billion. 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.
  • Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL): The shares closed at $8.14, down $0.16, or 1.93%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $6.89 billion. About the company: Delta Air Lines, Inc. provides scheduled air transportation for passengers, freight, and mail over a network of routes throughout the United States and internationally.

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

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