Transportation Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Oct 12th

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • Excel Maritime Carriers (NYSE:EXM): The shares closed at $2.71, up $0.4, or 17.32%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $232.67 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.
  • Frontline Ltd. (NYSE:FRO): The shares closed at $5.74, up $0.74, or 14.8%, 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.
  • China Southern Airlines (NYSE:ZNH): The shares closed at $29.79, up $2.79, or 10.33%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $6.74 billion. About the company: China Southern Airlines Company Limited provides commercial airline services throughout China, Southeast Asia and other parts of the world. The Company also provides other airline related services including aircraft maintenance and air catering.
  • Danaos Corporation (NYSE:DAC): The shares closed at $3.40, up $0.31, or 10.03%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $370.61 million. About the company: Danaos Corporation owns a fleet of containerships. The Company charters these vessels to liner companies.
  • China Eastern Airlines (NYSE:CEA): The shares closed at $18.36, up $1.56, or 9.29%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $4.14 billion. About the company: China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited provides passenger and cargo airline services.

Losers (% price change)

  • Gol Linhas Aereas (NYSE:GOL): The shares closed at $7.00, down $0.26, or 3.58%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.89 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.
  • USA Truck, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAK): The shares closed at $9.61, down $0.15, or 1.54%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $100.49 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.
  • C.H. Robinson Worldwide (NASDAQ:CHRW): The shares closed at $72.43, down $0.92, or 1.25%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $11.97 billion. About the company: C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. provides multimodal transportation services and logistics solutions. The Company operates a network of offices in North America, Europe, Asia, South America, and the Middle East. C.H. Robinson provides a variety of logistics services, such as fresh produce sourcing and freight consolidation.
  • Expeditors Intl. of (NASDAQ:EXPD): The shares closed at $44.20, down $0.49, or 1.1%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $9.37 billion. About the company: Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. is a global logistics company. The Company provides air and ocean freight forwarding, vendor consolidation, customs clearance, marine insurance, distribution, and other international logistics services.
  • American Railcar (NASDAQ:ARII): The shares closed at $18.07, down $0.19, or 1.04%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $385.84 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.

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

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