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Tickers in this Article: ARII, GLOG, CEA, GLNG, TK, UAL, UHAL
The market is having a bad day so far. The Nasdaq has fallen 0.2%; the S&P 500 has declined 0.3%; and the Dow is trading down 0.4%. 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
American Railcar Industries (Nasdaq:ARII)$688.4 million-2.2%
GasLog (NYSE:GLOG)$736.8 million+2%
China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd (NYSE:CEA)$4.34 billion+1.9%
Golar LNG Limited (Nasdaq:GLNG)$2.99 billion-1.7%
Teekay (NYSE:TK)$2.24 billion-1.7%
United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL)$8.04 billion-1.7%
AMERCO (Nasdaq:UHAL)$2.37 billion+1.7%
Broker Summary: E-Trade Financial

After a decline of 2.2%, American Railcar Industries (Nasdaq:ARII) has hit a share price of $31.52. So far today, 30,149 shares have changed hands, lighter than yesterday's volume of 302,281 shares.

Rising 2%, GasLog (NYSE:GLOG) is currently trading at $11.95 per share. The company's volume for the morning is 56,979 shares. This is consistent with its current daily average.

China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd (NYSE:CEA) has risen 1.9% to hit a current price of $19.73 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 72,335 shares, 1.4 times the current three-month average.

Golar LNG Limited (Nasdaq:GLNG) is currently trading at a share price of $36.56, a 1.7% decline. So far today, 97,780 shares have changed hands.

Teekay (NYSE:TK) is trading at $31.67 per share, down 1.7%. So far today, the company's volume is 36,233 shares, on pace to finish the day below yesterday's volume of 253,306 shares.

Falling 1.7%, United Continental Holdings (NYSE:UAL) is currently at a share price of $23.79. So far this morning, 798,144 shares have changed hands. This is 0.1 times its average daily volume.

AMERCO (Nasdaq:UHAL) has increased to a share price of $122.92, a 1.7% rise. The company's volume is currently 5,729 shares for the day, 0.2 times its average over the past three months.

The Bottom Line No matter the economic climate, Wall Street will always have stocks that make major moves each week. 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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