Transportation Stocks Attracting Major Trading Interest August 8th

These stocks are very active in the Transportation (NYSE:IYT) sector today.

Shares of United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. 13.4 million shares are being traded at $62.40, making up a dollar volume of $836.8 million.

Stock Price Performance: During July 8, 2011 to August 5, 2011, the stock price had dropped $8.88 (-11.9%) from $74.57 to $65.69. 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 days, rising 3.3% (+$2.27) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and July 28, 2011 when shares fell for six-straight days, falling 7.1% (-$5.26) over that span.

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Shares of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. They have a dollar volume of $597.2 million, with a current price of $87.45 and 6.8 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: During July 8, 2011 to August 5, 2011, the stock price had dropped $11.83 (-11.3%) from $104.30 to $92.47. 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 days, rising 8.1% (+$7.74) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between January 13, 2011 and January 25, 2011 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 6.1% (-$5.95) over that span.

Shares of CSX Corporation (NYSE:CSX) have a dollar volume today of $501.7 million, sitting at a current price of $20.64 with 24.3 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: During July 8, 2011 to August 5, 2011, the stock price had dropped $4.65 (-17.5%) from $26.62 to $21.97. 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 days, rising 5.9% (+$1.28) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between May 10, 2011 and May 17, 2011 when shares fell for six-straight days, falling 6.7% (-$1.76) over that span.

Shares of FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. There are 5.5 million shares trading hands at $77.54, making up a dollar volume of $423 million.

Stock Price Performance: During July 8, 2011 to August 5, 2011, the stock price had dropped $15.20 (-15.6%) from $97.56 to $82.36. 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 days, rising 7.5% (+$6.48) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for nine-straight days, falling 9.3% (-$8.64) over that span.

Shares of Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. 6.4 million shares are being traded at $64.91, making up a dollar volume of $414.2 million.

Stock Price Performance: During July 8, 2011 to August 5, 2011, the stock price had dropped $6.04 (-8%) from $75.23 to $69.19. 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 days, rising 7.2% (+$4.32) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 28, 2011 and August 4, 2011 when shares fell for six-straight days, falling 9.5% (-$7.20) over that span.

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