Transportation Stocks Spiking Higher Now

These are stocks helping the Transportation (NYSE:IYT) sector today. Long time Wall St. Cheat Sheet readers know to watch stock prices because Technicals on the Stock Chart are Strong’ is one of the ‘T’s in our CHEAT SHEET investing framework.

Golar LNG Limited (NASDAQ:GLNG) is among the sector price gainers today, as its shares are trading at $29.04, up $1.14 (+4.1%) from a previous close of $27.90.

Stock Price Performance: During July 8, 2011 to August 5, 2011, the stock price had dropped $7.73 (-19.8%) from $38.98 to $31.25. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 30, 2011 and July 8, 2011 when shares rose for six-straight days, rising 11.7% (+$4.09) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between August 17, 2010 and August 24, 2010 when shares fell for six-straight days, falling 9.2% (-97 cents) over that span.

CSX Corporation (NYSE:CSX) is among the top price gainers in the market today. Its shares are trading at $21.26, up 67 cents (+3.3%) from a previous close of $20.59.

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.

Wabtec Corporate (NYSE:WAB) is one of the top price gainers today. Its stock price is $53.46, which is $1.40 (+3.1%) above the previous close of $51.84.

Stock Price Performance: During July 8, 2011 to August 5, 2011, the stock price had dropped $11.41 (-16.6%) from $68.80 to $57.39. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between July 14, 2011 and July 26, 2011 when shares rose for nine-straight days, rising 8.4% (+$5.25) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between November 5, 2010 and November 16, 2010 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 5% (-$2.41) over that span.

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) is among the sector price gainers today, as its shares are trading at $66.19, up $1.28 (+2%) from a previous close of $64.91.

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.

Shares of C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHRW) are trading at $65.49, up $1.23 (+1.9%) from a previous close of $64.26.

Stock Price Performance: During July 8, 2011 to August 5, 2011, the stock price had dropped $13.35 (-16.4%) from $81.48 to $68.13. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 23, 2011 and April 4, 2011 when shares rose for nine-straight days, rising 5.9% (+$4.21) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 25, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 13.3% (-$10.80) over that span.