Transportation Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Oct 18th

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 $2.81, up $0.19, or 7.25%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $241.25 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.
  • Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (NYSE:GWR): The shares closed at $55.57, up $3.54, or 6.8%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.35 billion. About the company: Genesee & Wyoming Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates short line and regional freight railroads and provides related rail services. The Company also provides railroad switching and related services to United States industries with extensive railroad facilities within their complexes. Genessee operates in the United States and Australia.
  • The Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX): The shares closed at $15.88, up $0.92, or 6.15%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $399.52 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.
  • Canadian Pacific Railway (NYSE:CP): The shares closed at $55.34, up $3.19, or 6.12%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $9.38 billion. About the company: Canadian Pacific Railway Limited is a Class 1 transcontinental railway, providing freight and intermodal services over a network in Canada and the United States. The Company’s mainline network serves major Canadian ports and cities from Montreal to Vancouver, and key centers in the United States Midwest and Northeast.
  • Gol Linhas Aereas (NYSE:GOL): The shares closed at $7.27, up $0.39, or 5.67%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.96 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.

Losers (% price change)

  • China Southern Airlines (NYSE:ZNH): The shares closed at $28.18, down $0.73, or 2.53%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $6.38 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.
  • Frontline Ltd. (NYSE:FRO): The shares closed at $5.04, down $0.06, or 1.18%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $392.41 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 Eastern Airlines (NYSE:CEA): The shares closed at $17.26, down $0.12, or 0.69%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $3.89 billion. About the company: China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited provides passenger and cargo airline services.

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

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