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Tickers in this Article: LCC, GLF, SFL, ALEX, TGP, UHAL, KEX
The Nasdaq has increased 0.6%, the S&P 500 is trading up 0.2% and the Dow remains relatively unchanged after the morning's trading. 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.

CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
US Airways (NYSE:LCC).08 billion+6.4%
GulfMark Offshore (NYSE:GLF)8.4 million+2.9%
Ship Finance (NYSE:SFL).27 billion+2.8%
Alexander & Baldwin (NYSE:ALEX).23 billion+1.8%
Teekay LNG Partners (NYSE:TGP).59 billion+1.4%
AMERCO (Nasdaq:UHAL).39 billion+1.2%
Kirby (NYSE:KEX).4 billion+1.2%
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After an increase of 6.4%, US Airways (NYSE:LCC) has reached a current price of $13.61. At 2.8 million shares, the company's volume so far today is consistent with its current daily average.

GulfMark Offshore (NYSE:GLF) is at $34.32 per share after an increase of 2.9%. So far today, 48,221 shares have changed hands.

Ship Finance (NYSE:SFL) is at $16.45 per share after an increase of 2.8%. The company's volume is currently 370,729 shares for the day, 0.8 times its current three-month average.

Alexander & Baldwin (NYSE:ALEX) has risen 1.8% and is currently trading at $29.11 per share. So far today, 25,020 shares of the company's stock have changed hands. This is on pace to fall short of yesterday's volume of 196,328 shares.

Teekay LNG Partners (NYSE:TGP) is up 1.4% to reach a current price of $37.64 per share. The company's volume is currently 46,910 shares for the day, 0.2 times the current daily average.

AMERCO (Nasdaq:UHAL) has increased to a share price of $123.47, a 1.2% rise. The company is currently trading a volume of 7,215 shares.

Kirby (NYSE:KEX) has risen 1.2% to hit a current price of $61.53 per share. The company's volume for the day so far is 41,728 shares, 0.1 times the current three-month average.

The Bottom Line On any given day, a particular stock may see positive or negative change in its share price. Daily stock performance should be weighed against historical performance and put in context of the market overall. 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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