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)

  • Patriot Transportation (NASDAQ:PATR): The shares closed at $21.43, up $0.9, or 4.38%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $198.87 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.
  • Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV): The shares closed at $8.97, up $0.37, or 4.3%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $7.21 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.
  • Air Methods Corporation (NASDAQ:AIRM): The shares closed at $62.76, up $1.6, or 2.62%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $795.94 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.
  • American Railcar (NASDAQ:ARII): The shares closed at $18.05, up $0.46, or 2.62%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $385.41 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.
  • Intl. Shipholding Corp. (NYSE:ISH): The shares closed at $19.38, up $0.37, or 1.95%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $140.08 million. About the company: International Shipholding Corporation operates a diversified fleet of vessels that provide maritime transportation service to commercial and governmental customers. The Company’s fleet consists of ocean-going vessels, towboats, river barges, and special purpose barges. International Shipholding operates around the world.

Losers (% price change)

  • Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. (NASDAQ:EGLE): The shares closed at $2.07, down $0.27, or 11.54%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $129.67 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.
  • Genco Shipping & Trading (NYSE:GNK): The shares closed at $7.86, down $0.52, or 6.21%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $282.69 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.
  • Frontline Ltd. (NYSE:FRO): The shares closed at $6.23, down $0.29, or 4.45%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $485.06 million. About the company: Frontline Limited owns a fleet of very large crude carriers and Suezmax tankers that transport crude oil and oil products between ports. The Company’s vessels are managed by ship management companies. Frontline conducts activities worldwide.
  • Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:DSX): The shares closed at $8.75, down $0.4, or 4.37%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $201.92 million. About the company: Diana Shipping Inc. owns and operates a fleet of dry bulk carriers. The company transports iron ore, grain and other dry cargoes along worldwide shipping routes.
  • Pacer International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PACR): The shares closed at $4.09, down $0.16, or 3.76%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $143.06 million. About the company: Pacer International, Inc. provides transportation and logistics solutions. The Company offers a variety of transportation-related services, including trucking, intermodal marketing, logistics, and freight services. Pacer provides integrated services through a national network of sales agents, independent contractors, and railroad/drayage partnerships.

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

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