UPS and FedEx Lead Transportation Stocks with Big Declines: UPS, UNP, FDX, CSX, CHRW

Through most of the trading day on Wednesday, September 28, 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.

United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) is among the price losers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $63.75, which is 35 cents (-0.4%) below the previous close of $64.01. United Parcel Service offers services in the package and freight delivery industry. It operates through three segments: International Package, U.S. Domestic Package and Supply Chain and Freight.

Stock Price Performance: From July 1, 2011, to September 27, 2011, the stock price had fallen $9.36 (-12.8%) from $73.37 to $64.01. 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).

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) stocks are trading at $85.28. This is 61 cents (-0.4%) below the previous close of $85.66, making the company one of the biggest price losers in the sector today. Union Pacific links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the United States through its operating company, Union Pacific Railroad Company.

Stock Price Performance: From July 1, 2011, to September 27, 2011, the stock price had fallen $20.53 (-19.3%) from $106.19 to $85.66. 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% (+$7.70). 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% (-$5.92).

Shares of FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) are trading at $70.29, down 38 cents (-0.3%) from the previous close of $70.53. FedEx Corporation provides various transportation, e-commerce and business services.

Stock Price Performance: From July 1, 2011, to September 27, 2011, the stock price had fallen $25.83 (-26.8%) from $96.36 to $70.53. 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).

CSX Corporation (NYSE:CSX) is one of the sector losers in price. Its shares are trading at $19.26, down 37 cents (-1.6%) from the previous close of $19.58. CSX provides rail-based transportation services including traditional rail service and the transport of intermodal containers and trailers.

Stock Price Performance: From July 1, 2011, to September 27, 2011, the stock price had fallen $7.08 (-26.6%) from $26.66 to $19.58. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 23, 2010 and January 3, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 3.1% (+65 cents). 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).

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHRW) is among the price losers in the sector as its stock price is $68.92, down 14 cents (-0.2%) from the previous close of $69.06. CH Robinson Worldwide is a third party logistics company which provides freight transportation and logistics solutions to a variety of clients.

Stock Price Performance: From July 1, 2011, to September 27, 2011, the stock price had fallen $11.23 (-14%) from $80.29 to $69.06. 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 trading days, rising 5.9% (+$4.19). It saw one of its worst periods between July 25, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 13.3% (-$10.76).