Transportation Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Oct 20th

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 $3.20, up $0.4, or 14.29%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $274.74 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.
  • AMR Corporation (NYSE:AMR): The shares closed at $2.88, up $0.27, or 10.34%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $965.40 million. About the company: AMR Corporation operates an airline that provides scheduled passenger, freight, and mail service throughout North America, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, and the Pacific. The Company also provides connecting service throughout the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. In addition, AMR provides aviation services, call center management services, and investment advisory services.
  • Capital Product Partners (NASDAQ:CPLP): The shares closed at $7.02, up $0.43, or 6.53%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $327.10 million. About the company: Capital Product Partners LP is an international owner of product tankers. The Company charters its vessels under medium to long-term time and bareboat charters to large charterers.
  • Arkansas Best Corporation (NASDAQ:ABFS): The shares closed at $18.26, up $0.86, or 4.94%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $464.20 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.
  • Frontline Ltd. (NYSE:FRO): The shares closed at $4.79, up $0.21, or 4.59%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $372.94 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.

Losers (% price change)

  • Gol Linhas Aereas (NYSE:GOL): The shares closed at $7.11, down $0.18, or 2.47%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.92 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.
  • Hornbeck Offshore (NYSE:HOS): The shares closed at $29.65, down $0.59, or 1.95%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $797.96 million. About the company: Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. provides marine transportation services to the offshore oil and gas industry. The Company owns and operates deepwater offshore supply vessels in the Gulf of Mexico, which support day-to-day operations of oil drilling rigs and production platforms. Hornbeck also owns and operates ocean going tugs and barges in the northeastern United States and Puerto Rico.
  • Nordic American Tanker (NYSE:NAT): The shares closed at $13.93, down $0.25, or 1.76%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $657.84 million. About the company: Nordic American Tanker Shipping Limited is a shipping company that owns and charters Suezmax tankers for oil transportation. The Company’s ships are all active in the spot freight market.
  • American Railcar (NASDAQ:ARII): The shares closed at $19.67, down $0.31, or 1.55%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $420.00 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.
  • FreightCar America, Inc. (NASDAQ:RAIL): The shares closed at $14.96, down $0.22, or 1.45%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $178.86 million. About the company: FreightCar America Inc. designs and manufactures aluminum and steel bodied railroad freight cars. The Company also refurbishes and sells replacement parts for railcars. FreightCar America’s primary customers are leasing companies, utilities and railroads.

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

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