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Tickers in this Article: GMLP, AAWW, UPS, UHAL, FDX, KSU, ZNH
The market is currently up, with the Nasdaq moving up 0.5%, the S&P 500 rising 0.5% and the Dow climbing 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.

The Transportation sector (IYT) is up 0.4%, underperforming the market overall. The biggest movers in the sector are currently:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
Golar LNG (Nasdaq:GMLP)$994.1 million+2.5%
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (Nasdaq:AAWW)$1.15 billion+1.6%
UPS (NYSE:UPS)$69.24 billion+1.5%
AMERCO (Nasdaq:UHAL)$2.26 billion+1.5%
FedEx (NYSE:FDX)$27.78 billion+1.1%
Kansas City (NYSE:KSU)$8.76 billion-1.1%
China Southern Airlines Limited (NYSE:ZNH)$4.44 billion-1.1%
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Golar LNG (Nasdaq:GMLP) has risen 2.5% and is currently trading at $29.37 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 73,943 shares, 0.4 times its current daily average.

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (Nasdaq:AAWW) has increased to a share price of $43.50, a 1.6% rise. The company is currently trading a volume of 57,976 shares.

UPS (NYSE:UPS) has risen 1.5% to hit a current price of $73.81 per share. The company's volume for the day so far is 1.4 million shares, consistent with its current three-month average.

AMERCO (Nasdaq:UHAL) has moved up 1.5% and is currently trading at $118.51 per share. The company is trading at a volume of 3,979 shares. This is on pace to reach yesterday's trading volume of 8,741 shares.

FedEx (NYSE:FDX) is at $90.51 per share after an increase of 1.1%. At 680,399 shares, the company's volume so far today is 0.4 times the current daily average.

Kansas City (NYSE:KSU) is currently trading at a share price of $78.62, a 1.1% decline. So far today, the company's volume is 254,583 shares.

China Southern Airlines Limited (NYSE:ZNH) is trading at $22.11 per share, down 1.1%. So far today, the company's volume is 2,634 shares, 0.1 times the average volume over the last three months.

The Bottom Line No matter the economic climate, Wall Street will always have stocks that make major moves each week. Paying close attention to the previous ratios will help you identify key times to adjust your strategy. However, these fundamental metrics must be analyzed with historic data, industry information in addition to firm specific financial statements.

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