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Tickers in this Article: MINI, GLF, HII, AAWW, UHAL, KSU, ASR
The Nasdaq has slipped 2.7%, the S&P 500 has fallen 2.6% and the Dow is trading down 2.5%, marking a bad morning for the market. 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 down 2.4%, outperforming the market overall. Currently, the biggest movers in the sector are:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
Mobile Mini (Nasdaq:MINI)4.6 million+6.5%
GulfMark Offshore (NYSE:GLF)5.3 million-6.4%
Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII).23 billion-4.7%
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (Nasdaq:AAWW).18 billion-3.7%
AMERCO (Nasdaq:UHAL).28 billion-3.2%
Kansas City (NYSE:KSU).05 billion-3.2%
Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (NYSE:ASR).09 billion-2.9%
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After rising 6.5%, Mobile Mini (Nasdaq:MINI) is currently trading at a share price of $18.74. The company's volume is currently 125,232 shares for the day, 1.1 times its current daily average.

GulfMark Offshore (NYSE:GLF) is down 6.4% to reach $30.75 per share. The company is trading at a volume of 176,147 shares. Yesterday's volume was only 157,641 shares.

Currently trading at $42.83 per share, Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) has fallen 4.7%. At 246,697 shares, the company's volume so far today is one times its current three-month average.

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (Nasdaq:AAWW) is trading at $42.81 per share, down 3.7%. The company is currently trading a volume of 52,674 shares.

Slipping 3.2%, AMERCO (Nasdaq:UHAL) is currently trading at $112.61 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 14,675 shares, in keeping with its current daily average.

Kansas City (NYSE:KSU) is currently trading at a share price of $79.56, a 3.2% decline. The company's volume is currently 201,940 shares. This is on pace to reach yesterday's trading volume of 409,727 shares.

Falling 2.9%, Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (NYSE:ASR) is currently at a share price of $99.83. So far today, the company's volume is 54,953 shares, one times the average volume over the last three months.

The Bottom Line The nature of the market is such that stocks will have good days and bad days. Daily stock performance should be weighed against historical performance and put in context of the market overall. However, these fundamental metrics must be analyzed with historic data, industry information in addition to firm specific financial statements.

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