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)

  • Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD): The shares closed at $13.53, up $0.08, or 0.59%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.23 billion. About the company: Heartland Express, Inc. is a short-to-medium haul truckload carrier. The Company transports a variety of goods, including appliances, automotive parts, paper products, retail goods, and packaged foodstuffs. Heartland operates in the United States.
  • Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ:ALGT): The shares closed at $45.18, up $0.14, or 0.31%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $860.98 million. About the company: Allegiant Travel Company is a leisure travel company. The Company operates a passenger airline marketed to leisure travelers in small cities.
  • Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK): The shares closed at $55.45, up $0.06, or 0.11%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.00 billion. About the company: Alaska Air Group, Inc. is an airline holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides air service to passengers in multiple destinations. Alaska Air also provide freight and mail services, primarily to and within the state of Alaska and on the West Coast.
  • CSX Corporation (NYSE:CSX): The shares closed at $18.61, up $0.02, or 0.11%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $20.38 billion. 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.

Losers (% price change)

  • Forward Air Corporation (NASDAQ:FWRD): The shares closed at $24.58, down $3.44, or 12.28%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $725.33 million. About the company: Forward Air Corporation provides transportation services to air freight forwarders, air cargo carriers, and domestic and international airlines. The Company also operates a truckload business that is an irregular route, high service-level carrier that transports a wide range of commodities in both interstate and intrastate commerce.
  • China Eastern Airlines (NYSE:CEA): The shares closed at $16.25, down $2.1, or 11.44%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $3.66 billion. About the company: China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited provides passenger and cargo airline services.
  • TAM S.A. (NYSE:TAM): The shares closed at $17.94, down $2.02, or 10.12%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.80 billion. About the company: Tam SA operates in the airline industry. The Company provides passenger, freight and mail transportation services throughout Brazil. Tam provides services between the Brazilian states of Sao Paulo, Minas Gerais, Parana, Mato Grosso do Sul, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Porto Alegre and Salvador.
  • DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ:DRYS): The shares closed at $2.64, down $0.28, or 9.59%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.05 billion. About the company: DryShips Inc. owns and operates drybulk carriers. Commodities transported by the Company consist of major bulks, which include iron ore, coal, and grain, and minor bulks such as bauxite, phosphate and steel products. The Company also owns Ultra Deep Water Rigs.
  • Gol Linhas Aereas (NYSE:GOL): The shares closed at $5.99, down $0.61, or 9.24%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.62 billion. About the company: Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. provides low-fare, non-stop passenger flight services through its fleet of next generation Boeing airplanes. The company provides domestic flights in Brazil.

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

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