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Tickers in this Article: MINI, ASR, CHRW, EXPD, CP, CNI, CKH
The market is currently up, with the Nasdaq climbing 0.6%, the S&P 500 moving up 0.2% and the Dow rising 0.3%. The transportation sector is a category of stocks relating to the transportation of goods or customers. It is made up of airlines, railroads and trucking companies. The performance of the transportation sector is sensitive to the price of oil. Because operations revolve around the use of vehicles, fuel prices represent a significant cost to transportation companies. As the price of oil rises, transportation companies will be expected to earn less. Inversely, these companies do well when the cost of fuel decreases.

Outperforming the market overall, the Transportation sector (IYT) is up 0.8% and its biggest movers so far today are:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
Mobile Mini (Nasdaq:MINI)$944.2 million+5.6%
Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (NYSE:ASR)$3.24 billion+3.6%
CH Robinson (Nasdaq:CHRW)$9.77 billion+2.1%
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (NYSE:CP)$17.09 billion+1.7%
Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI)$39.5 billion+1.1%
Seacor Holdings (NYSE:CKH)$1.86 billion-1.1%
Broker Summary: E-Trade Financial

Mobile Mini (Nasdaq:MINI) has risen 5.6% to hit a current price of $21.82 per share. At 76,731 shares, the company's volume so far today is in keeping with its current three-month average.

Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (NYSE:ASR) is at $111.63 per share after an increase of 3.6%. This morning, the company is trading a volume of 53,662 shares.

CH Robinson (Nasdaq:CHRW) has risen 2.1% and is currently trading at $61.86 per share. At 379,140 shares, the company's volume so far today is 0.4 times the average daily volume.

So far today, 472,006 shares of the company's stock have changed hands. This is about the same trading activity as there was yesterday.

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (NYSE:CP) has increased to a share price of $100.36, a 1.7% rise. The company's volume for the day so far is 271,587 shares, 0.2 times its average over the past three months.

Rising 1.1%, Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) is currently trading at $92.52 per share. The company's volume for the day so far is 234,467 shares.

Seacor Holdings (NYSE:CKH) is down 1.1% to reach $88.12 per share. At 79,457 shares, the company's volume so far today is 0.3 times the average daily volume.

The Bottom Line On any given day, a particular stock may see positive or negative change in its share price. It is important to weigh current activity against historical performance when making any investment decisions. However, these fundamental metrics must be analyzed with historic data, industry information in addition to firm specific financial statements.

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