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Tickers in this Article: CKH, UAL, DAL, CEA, AIRM, AAWW, ALGT
On a bad day for the market, the Nasdaq has fallen 0.4%, the S&P 500 is down 0.3% and the Dow has declined 0.2%. 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.

The Transportation sector (IYT) is up 0.5% on a bad day for the market overall. The biggest movers in the sector are currently:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
Seacor Holdings (NYSE:CKH)$1.84 billion-5.7%
United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL)$7.12 billion+5.3%
Delta (NYSE:DAL)$9.12 billion+3.5%
China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd (NYSE:CEA)$4.17 billion+1.6%
Air (Nasdaq:AIRM)$1.47 billion-1.5%
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (Nasdaq:AAWW)$1.12 billion-1.3%
Allegiant Travel (Nasdaq:ALGT)$1.42 billion+1.3%
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At $83.37, Seacor Holdings (NYSE:CKH) has slipped 5.7%. So far today, the company's volume is 85,103 shares, 0.3 times its current daily average.

Rising 5.3%, United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL) is currently trading at $22.54 per share. This morning, the company is trading a volume of 3.1 million shares.

After an increase of 3.5%, Delta (NYSE:DAL) has reached a current price of $11.10. The company's volume for the day so far is 9.5 million shares, 0.7 times the current three-month average.

After rising 1.6%, China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd (NYSE:CEA) is currently trading at a share price of $18.80. So far today, 2,186 shares of the company's stock have changed hands. At this rate, trading activity will likely be down from yesterday when 11,945 shares changed hands.

Air (Nasdaq:AIRM) is trading at $112.35 per share, down 1.5%. The company's volume is currently 31,757 shares for the day, consistent with its current daily average.

Currently trading at $41.87 per share, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (Nasdaq:AAWW) has fallen 1.3%. The company's volume for the day so far is 31,631 shares.

Allegiant Travel (Nasdaq:ALGT) is up 1.3% to reach a current price of $74.51 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 29,470 shares, 0.3 times the average volume over the last three months.

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. Keep in mind that all these ratios should be compared against historical numbers and industry information in order to get a more complete picture.

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