On a bad day for the market, the Nasdaq is trading down 0.2%, the S&P 500 has declined 0.2% and the Dow has slipped 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.

While the market overall has shown little change, the Transportation sector (IYT) is up 0.1% and its current biggest movers are:

CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
Star Bulk (Nasdaq:SBLK)$631.1 million+5.8%
Werner Enterprises (Nasdaq:WERN)$1.68 billion-5.6%
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (Nasdaq:AAWW)$1.15 billion-2.7%
Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (NYSE:PAC)$2.83 billion+2.1%
Mobile Mini (Nasdaq:MINI)$891.2 million-2.1%
Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR)$3.39 billion-1.3%
Hub Group (Nasdaq:HUBG)$1.21 billion+1.3%
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Star Bulk (Nasdaq:SBLK) is up 5.8% to reach a current price of $8.24 per share. The company is currently trading a volume of 7,479 shares. This is 0.3 times its current three-month average.

Werner Enterprises (Nasdaq:WERN) is currently trading at a share price of $21.75, a 5.6% decline. The company's volume is currently 401,756 shares for the day, consistent with its current daily average.

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (Nasdaq:AAWW) is trading at $42.30 per share, down 2.7%. So far today, 107,059 shares have changed hands.

Increasing 2.1%, Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (NYSE:PAC) is trading at $50.33 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 13,599 shares, which is likely to result in less activity than yesterday's volume of 95,594 shares.

Mobile Mini (Nasdaq:MINI) is down 2.1% to reach $19.10 per share. The company's volume for the day so far is 22,459 shares. This is 0.2 times its average volume over the past three months.

Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) has fallen 1.3% and is currently trading at $72.51 per share. The company's volume is currently 179,731 shares for the day, consistent with its current daily average.

Hub Group (Nasdaq:HUBG) has increased to a share price of $32.36, a 1.3% rise. This morning, the company is trading a volume of 134,243 shares.

The Bottom Line The nature of the market is such that stocks will have good days and bad days. 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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Tickers in this Article: SBLK, WERN, AAWW, PAC, MINI, GWR, HUBG

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