Transportation Stocks Attracting Investor Interest August 25th

Through the early part of trading on Thursday, August 25, 2011, these stocks are very active in the Transportation (NYSE:IYT) sector.

Shares of United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. There are 955,879 shares trading hands at $63.94(–101 cents), making up a dollar volume of $61.1 million.

Stock Price Performance: From May 27, 2011, to August 23, 2011, the stock price had fallen $8.54 (-11.8%) from $72.38 to $63.84. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 16, 2011 and June 23, 2011 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 3.3% (+$2.25). It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and July 28, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 7.1% (-$5.22).

Shares of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. They have a dollar volume today of $49 million, based on a current price of $87.92 (–147 cents) and 557,539 shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: From July 26, 2011, to August 23, 2011, the stock price had dropped $15.29 (-14.7%) from $103.72 to $88.43. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 21, 2011 and May 3, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 8.1% (+$7.74). It saw one of its worst periods between January 13, 2011 and January 25, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 6.1% (-$5.95).

Shares of FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. There are 524,955 shares trading hands at $75.02(–179 cents), making up a dollar volume of $39.4 million.

Stock Price Performance: From June 27, 2011, to August 23, 2011, the stock price had fallen $18.06 (-19.5%) from $92.85 to $74.79. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 16, 2011 and June 23, 2011 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 7.5% (+$6.48). It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 9.3% (-$8.64).

Shares of CSX Corporation (NYSE:CSX) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. They have a dollar volume today of $54.6 million, based on a current price of $20.98 (–2 cents) and 2.6 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: From May 27, 2011, to August 23, 2011, the stock price had fallen $5.48 (-21.1%) from $25.98 to $20.50. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 4, 2011 and January 13, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 5.9% (+$1.28). It saw one of its worst periods between May 10, 2011 and May 17, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 6.7% (-$1.76).

Shares of Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. There are 427,148 shares trading hands at $64.80(–79 cents), making up a dollar volume of $27.7 million.

Stock Price Performance: From July 26, 2011, to August 23, 2011, the stock price had dropped $10.60 (-14.1%) from $75.10 to $64.50. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 3, 2011 and February 17, 2011 when shares rose for 11 straight trading days, rising 7.2% (+$4.32). It saw one of its worst periods between July 28, 2011 and August 4, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 9.5% (-$7.20).