Transportation Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Oct 31st

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • Atlas Air Worldwide Hldgs (NASDAQ:AAWW): The shares closed at $40.56, up $4.06, or 11.12%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.07 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.
  • China Southern Airlines (NYSE:ZNH): The shares closed at $29.22, up $1.96, or 7.19%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $6.61 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.
  • Gol Linhas Aereas (NYSE:GOL): The shares closed at $7.86, up $0.52, or 7.08%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.12 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.
  • Saia Inc. (NASDAQ:SAIA): The shares closed at $13.35, up $0.81, or 6.46%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $212.63 million. About the company: Saia, Inc. provides trucking transportation to the retail, petrochemical, and manufacturing industries. The Company offers regional, interregional, and national less-than-truckload services, and selected truckload services across the United States.
  • JetBlue Airways Corp. (NASDAQ:JBLU): The shares closed at $4.59, up $0.27, or 6.25%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.36 billion. About the company: JetBlue Airways Corporation provides nonstop passenger flight service through its Airbus A320 aircraft. The Company’s airline is based in New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport and currently flies to various destinations in the United States.

Losers (% price change)

  • Excel Maritime Carriers (NYSE:EXM): The shares closed at $3.11, down $0.05, or 1.58%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $267.01 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.
  • Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC): The shares closed at $70.46, down $0.44, or 0.62%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $24.50 billion. About the company: Norfolk Southern Corporation provides rail transportation services. The Company transports raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods primarily in the Southeast, East, and Midwest and, via interchange with rail carriers, to and from the rest of the United States. Norfolk Southern also transports overseas freight through several Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports
  • Teekay Offshore Partners (NYSE:TOO): The shares closed at $26.41, down $0.14, or 0.53%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.46 billion. About the company: Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. provides marine transportation and storage services to the offshore oil industry.
  • Overseas Shipholding (NYSE:OSG): The shares closed at $13.19, down $0.05, or 0.38%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $401.82 million. About the company: Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. maintains a fleet of marine transport vessels. The Company charters its ships to oil majors, traders and United States and international governmental agencies. OSG’s ships transport crude oil, refined petroleum products and gas.

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

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