UPS and FedEx Lead Transportation Stocks Moving to the Downside: UPS, FDX, JBHT, WAB, CPA

Through most of the trading day on Friday, September 30, 2011, these stocks are bringing down the Transportation (NYSE:IYT) sector. 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.

Shares of United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) are trading at $63.75, down 88 cents (-1.4%) from the previous close of $64.67. United Parcel Service offers services in the package and freight delivery industry.

Stock Price Performance: From July 6, 2011, to September 29, 2011, the stock price had fallen $9.23 (-12.5%) from $73.90 to $64.67. 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).

FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) is one of the sector losers in price. Its shares are trading at $68.67, down 95 cents (-1.5%) from the previous close of $69.70. FedEx Corporation provides various transportation, e-commerce and business services.

Stock Price Performance: From July 6, 2011, to September 29, 2011, the stock price had fallen $26.92 (-27.9%) from $96.62 to $69.70. 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% (+$6.47). 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% (-$8.62).

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) is among the price losers in the sector as its stock price is $36.67, down $1.07 (-2.9%) from the previous close of $37.77. J.B. Hunt Transport Services is the wholesale distributor of specialty technology products, providing value-added distribution sales to resellers in the specialty technology markets.

Stock Price Performance: From July 6, 2011, to September 29, 2011, the stock price had fallen $10.34 (-21.5%) from $48.11 to $37.77. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 23, 2011 and March 31, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 5.8% (+$2.49). It saw one of its worst periods between August 12, 2011 and August 19, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 10.6% (-$4.38).

Wabtec Corporate (NYSE:WAB) is among the price losers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $53.84, which is $1.61 (-2.9%) below the previous close of $55.46. Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies is a provider of value-added, technology-based products and services for the global rail industry.

Stock Price Performance: From July 6, 2011, to September 29, 2011, the stock price had fallen $12.45 (-18.3%) from $67.91 to $55.46. 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 trading days, rising 8.4% (+$5.24). It saw one of its worst periods between November 5, 2010 and November 16, 2010 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 5% (-$2.42).

Copa Holdings, S.A. (NYSE:CPA) stocks are trading at $61.75. This is $2.37 (-3.6%) below the previous close of $64.03, making the company one of the biggest price losers in the sector today. Copa Holdings is a Latin American provider of airline passenger and cargo service through its two principal operating subsidiaries, Copa and AeroRepublica.

Stock Price Performance: From August 31, 2011, to September 29, 2011, the stock price had dropped $5.09 (-7.4%) from $69.12 to $64.03. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 18, 2011 and April 27, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 5.7% (+$2.99). It saw one of its worst periods between May 10, 2011 and May 17, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 3.8% (-$2.39).