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)

  • USA Truck, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAK): The shares closed at $9.76, up $1.55, or 18.88%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $102.05 million. About the company: USA Truck, Inc. is a medium haul, common, and contract carrier specializing in truckload quantities of general commodities. The Company operates in the continental United States, as well as in parts of Canada and Mexico. USA Truck transports a variety of products including automotive parts and materials, tires, paper, glass, chemicals, retail store merchandise, and aluminum.
  • US Airways Group, Inc. (NYSE:LCC): The shares closed at $5.84, up $0.51, or 9.57%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $946.56 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.
  • Genco Shipping & Trading (NYSE:GNK): The shares closed at $8.41, up $0.64, or 8.24%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $302.48 million. About the company: Genco Shipping & Trading Ltd. offers shipping services. The Company’s drybulk carrier ships transport iron ore, coal, grain, steel, and other products.
  • Excel Maritime Carriers (NYSE:EXM): The shares closed at $2.31, up $0.17, or 7.94%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $198.33 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.
  • Overseas Shipholding (NYSE:OSG): The shares closed at $14.50, up $0.97, or 7.17%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $441.73 million. About the company: Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. maintains a fleet of marine transport vessels. The Company charters its ships to oil majors, traders and United States and international governmental agencies. OSG’s ships transport crude oil, refined petroleum products and gas.

Losers (% price change)

  • Macquarie Infrastructure (NYSE:MIC): The shares closed at $24.88, down $0.31, or 1.23%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.15 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.
  • American Railcar (NASDAQ:ARII): The shares closed at $18.26, down $0.22, or 1.19%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $389.89 million. About the company: American Railcar Industries, Inc. manufactures railroad rolling stock. The Company produces and repairs covered hopper and tank railcars, and offers fleet management services. American Railcar markets its products to companies that lease the cars to third parties, shippers, and railroads.
  • Danaos Corporation (NYSE:DAC): The shares closed at $3.09, down $0.03, or 0.96%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $336.82 million. About the company: Danaos Corporation owns a fleet of containerships. The Company charters these vessels to liner companies.
  • Universal Truckload (NASDAQ:UACL): The shares closed at $13.37, down $0.12, or 0.89%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $208.49 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.
  • The Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX): The shares closed at $14.55, down $0.12, or 0.82%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $366.06 million. About the company: The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. supplies transportation equipment and services to the railroad and related industries. The Company’s manufacturing segment produces railcars and marine vessels. Greenbrier also provides repair and refurbishment for intermodal and conventional railcars. In addition, the Company provides complementary leasing and services activities.

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

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