Transportation Stocks Investors are Buying Now

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These are stocks helping the Transportation (NYSE:IYT) sector today. Long time Wall St. Cheat Sheet readers know to watch stock prices because Technicals on the Stock Chart are Strong’ is one of the ‘T’s in our CHEAT SHEET investing framework.

FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) is one of the top price gainers today. Its stock price is $80.22, which is $2.09 (+0.8%) above the previous close of $82.36.

Stock Price Performance: During July 8, 2011 to August 5, 2011, the stock price had dropped $15.20 (-15.6%) from $97.56 to $82.36. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 16, 2011 and June 23, 2011 when shares rose for six-straight days, rising 7.5% (+$6.48) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for nine-straight days, falling 9.3% (-$8.64) over that span.

Shares of Copa Holdings, S.A. (NYSE:CPA) are trading at $62.68, up $1.38 (+0.8%) from a previous close of $64.06.

Stock Price Performance: During July 8, 2011 to August 5, 2011, the stock price had dropped $6.35 (-9%) from $70.41 to $64.06. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 18, 2011 and April 27, 2011 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 5.7% (+$2.99) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between August 17, 2010 and August 26, 2010 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 11.2% (-$5.81) over that span.

United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) is among the top price gainers in the market today. Its shares are trading at $63.82, up $1.78 (+0.9%) from a previous close of $65.69.

Stock Price Performance: During July 8, 2011 to August 5, 2011, the stock price had dropped $8.88 (-11.9%) from $74.57 to $65.69. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 16, 2011 and June 23, 2011 when shares rose for six-straight days, rising 3.3% (+$2.27) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and July 28, 2011 when shares fell for six-straight days, falling 7.1% (-$5.26) over that span.

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHRW) is one of the top price gainers today. Its stock price is $66.78, which is $1.51 (+0.9%) above the previous close of $68.13.

Stock Price Performance: During July 8, 2011 to August 5, 2011, the stock price had dropped $13.35 (-16.4%) from $81.48 to $68.13. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 23, 2011 and April 4, 2011 when shares rose for nine-straight days, rising 5.9% (+$4.21) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 25, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 13.3% (-$10.80) over that span.

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPD) is among the sector price gainers today, as its shares are trading at $42.98, up 96 cents (+0.9%) from a previous close of $43.86.

Stock Price Performance: During May 11, 2011 to August 5, 2011, the stock price had fallen $9.80 (-18.3%) from $53.66 to $43.86. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 22, 2011 and April 1, 2011 when shares rose for nine-straight days, rising 7.9% (+$3.69) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 7, 2011 and July 18, 2011 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 7.8% (-$4.11) over that span.

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