Transportation Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Nov 17th

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • J.B. Hunt Transport (NASDAQ:JBHT): The shares closed at $43.58, up $1.11, or 2.61%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $5.09 billion. About the company: J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. and its subsidiaries provide transportation and logistics services in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The Company transports a variety of products including automotive parts, department store merchandise, paper and wood products, food and beverages, plastics, chemicals, and manufacturing materials and supplies. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Navios Maritime Hldgs (NYSE:NM): The shares closed at $3.80, up $0.08, or 2.15%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $386.41 million. About the company: Navios Maritime Holdings, Inc. offers maritime freight transportation services. The Company specializes in worldwide carriage, trading, storage and related logistics of international bulk cargoes. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Atlas Air Worldwide Hldgs (NASDAQ:AAWW): The shares closed at $39.33, up $0.66, or 1.71%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.03 billion. About the company: Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. is the parent company of Atlas Air, Inc., and Polar Air Cargo, Inc. Atlas provides aircraft, crew, maintenance, and insurance freighter aircraft to major airlines around the world. Polar operates a global, scheduled-service network and serves substantially all major trade lanes of the world. The Company also provides commercial and military charter services. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Frontline Ltd. (NYSE:FRO): The shares closed at $5.74, up $0.06, or 1.06%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $446.91 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. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Westinghouse Air Brake (NYSE:WAB): The shares closed at $67.52, up $0.59, or 0.88%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $3.24 billion. About the company: Wabtec Corporation, doing business as Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation, provides technology products and services for the rail industry on a worldwide basis. The Company manufactures a range of products for locomotives, freight cars, and passenger transit vehicles. Wabtec also builds new locomotives and provides aftermarket services. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Losers (% price change)

  • Excel Maritime Carriers (NYSE:EXM): The shares closed at $2.13, down $0.16, or 6.99%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $181.32 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. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ:DRYS): The shares closed at $2.56, down $0.19, or 6.91%, 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. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Arkansas Best Corporation (NASDAQ:ABFS): The shares closed at $18.75, down $1.33, or 6.62%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $476.66 million. About the company: Arkansas Best Corporation is a diversified holding company involved in motor carrier transportation and intermodal transportation operations. The Company transports a variety of goods around the world. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Republic Airways Hldgs (NASDAQ:RJET): The shares closed at $4.37, down $0.27, or 5.82%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $211.19 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. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • The Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX): The shares closed at $20.68, down $1.16, or 5.31%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $520.28 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. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

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

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