Transportation Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • Excel Maritime Carriers (NYSE:EXM): The shares closed at $2.46, up $0.19, or 8.37%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $209.41 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.
  • Quality Distribution, Inc (NASDAQ:QLTY): The shares closed at $10.15, up $0.74, or 7.86%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $241.83 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.
  • Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. (NASDAQ:EGLE): The shares closed at $2.34, up $0.15, or 6.85%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $146.58 million. About the company: Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. owns a fleet of dry bulk vessels and transports a range of major and minor bulk cargoes. The Company transports iron ore, coal, grain, cement, and fertilizer along worldwide shipping routes.
  • Saia Inc. (NASDAQ:SAIA): The shares closed at $12.31, up $0.72, or 6.21%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $196.06 million. About the company: Saia, Inc. provides trucking transportation to the retail, petrochemical, and manufacturing industries. The Company offers regional, interregional, and national less-than-truckload services, and selected truckload services across the United States.
  • Capital Product Partners (NASDAQ:CPLP): The shares closed at $6.72, up $0.39, or 6.16%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $255.00 million. About the company: Capital Product Partners LP is an international owner of product tankers. The Company charters its vessels under medium to long-term time and bareboat charters to large charterers.

Losers (% price change)

  • Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ:ESEA): The shares closed at $3.49, down $0.16, or 4.39%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $108.20 million. About the company: Euroseas Ltd. operates in the dry cargo, drybulk and container shipping markets.
  • Genco Shipping & Trading (NYSE:GNK): The shares closed at $8.38, down $0.31, or 3.57%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $301.40 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.
  • Air Methods Corporation (NASDAQ:AIRM): The shares closed at $61.16, down $1.9, or 3.01%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $775.58 million. About the company: Air Methods Corporation provides aeromedical emergency transport services and systems throughout North America. The Company provides transportation services to hospitals throughout the U.S. In addition, Air Methods designs, manufactures, and installs medical aircraft interiors and other aerospace products.
  • Republic Airways Hldgs (NASDAQ:RJET): The shares closed at $3.06, down $0.07, or 2.24%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $147.78 million. About the company: Republic Airways Holdings Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides passenger services. The company operates as US Airways Express, America West Express, and American Connection. Republic provides US Airways, American and America West with portions of their regional service, including service out of Boston, Columbus, Indianapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and St Louis.
  • Patriot Transportation (NASDAQ:PATR): The shares closed at $20.53, down $0.3, or 1.44%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $190.52 million. About the company: Patriot Transportation Holding, Inc. operates transportation and real estate businesses. The Company hauls liquid and dry bulk commodities by motor carrier and serves the flatbed portion of the trucking industry. Patriot also acquires, constructs, leases, operates, and manages land and buildings to generate both current cash flows and long-term capital appreciation.

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

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