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Tickers in this Article: ZNH, SAVE, KEX, WAB, ASR, RYAAY, AAWW
It's been a quiet morning for the market. The Nasdaq has moved little; the S&P 500 has been relatively flat; and the Dow has remained steady. 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) has risen 0.5% despite little change in the market overall. Currently, the biggest movers in the sector are:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
China Southern Airlines Limited (NYSE:ZNH)$5.12 billion-3.2%
Spirit Airlines (Nasdaq:SAVE)$1.3 billion-2.3%
Kirby (NYSE:KEX)$3.52 billion+2.1%
Westinghouse Air Brake (NYSE:WAB)$4.26 billion+2%
Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (NYSE:ASR)$3.54 billion+1.9%
Ryanair Holdings plc (Nasdaq:RYAAY)$9.98 billion+1.5%
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (Nasdaq:AAWW)$1.21 billion-1.3%
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China Southern Airlines Limited (NYSE:ZNH) is down 3.2% to reach $25.23 per share. The company's volume is currently 4,313 shares for the day, while it was 27,328 shares yesterday.

Spirit Airlines (Nasdaq:SAVE) is currently trading at a share price of $17.54, a 2.3% decline. This morning, the company is trading a volume of 216,582 shares. This is 0.3 times its average volume over the past three months.

Rising 2.1%, Kirby (NYSE:KEX) is currently trading at $64.28 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 125,717 shares, 0.4 times the average daily volume.

Westinghouse Air Brake (NYSE:WAB) has increased to a share price of $90.75, a 2% rise. The company is currently trading a volume of 93,185 shares.

Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (NYSE:ASR) has risen 1.9% to hit a current price of $120.26 per share. So far today, 24,969 shares have changed hands,.

Ryanair Holdings plc (Nasdaq:RYAAY) has moved up 1.5% and is currently trading at $35.14 per share. The company is currently trading a volume of 350,980 shares. This is 1.4 times the average volume over the last three months.

After a decline of 1.3%, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (Nasdaq:AAWW) has hit a share price of $44.97. At 54,795 shares, the company's volume so far today is 0.3 times the current daily average.

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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