UPS, FedEx and 3 Transport Stocks in Demand Mid-Day: UPS, FDX, CHRW, LUV, CPA

Through early trading on Monday, September 26, 2011, these stocks are 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.

United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) is among the sector price gainers, as its shares are trading at $62.28, up 58 cents (+0.5%) from the previous close of $62. United Parcel Service, Inc. 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 June 29, 2011, to September 23, 2011, the stock price had fallen $9.40 (-13.2%) from $71.40 to $62. 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 among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $68.18, up 88 cents (+1.3%) from the previous close of $67.30. FedEx Corporation provides various transportation, e-commerce and business services.

Stock Price Performance: From June 29, 2011, to September 23, 2011, the stock price had fallen $26.17 (-28%) from $93.47 to $67.30. 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).

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHRW) is among the sector price gainers, as its shares are trading at $66.74, up 72 cents (+1.1%) from the previous close of $66.02. 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 June 29, 2011, to September 23, 2011, the stock price had fallen $11.75 (-15.1%) from $77.77 to $66.02. 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).

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) is among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $8.54, up 17 cents (+2%) from the previous close of $8.38. Southwest Airlines is a passenger airline that provides air transportation in the United States.

Stock Price Performance: From June 29, 2011, to September 23, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3 (-26.4%) from $11.38 to $8.38. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 2, 2011 and February 11, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 7.1% (+82 cents). It saw one of its worst periods between July 19, 2011 and July 28, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 7.5% (-79 cents).

Copa Holdings, S.A. (NYSE:CPA) is among the sector price gainers, as its shares are trading at $63.14, up 75 cents (+1.2%) from the previous close of $62.39. Copa Holdings SA is a Latin American provider of airline passenger and cargo service through its two principal operating subsidiaries, Copa and AeroRepublica.

Stock Price Performance: From September 19, 2011, to September 23, 2011, the stock price had dropped $7.71 (-11%) from $70.10 to $62.39. 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).