Union Pacific Corporation and 4 Transportation Stocks Spiking Higher: UNP, CHRW, EXPD, CPA, GLNG

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Through early trading, these stocks are helping the Transportation (NYSE:IYT) sector. 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.

Shares of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) are trading at $88.36, up $1.93 (+2.2%) from the previous close of $86.43. Union Pacific links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the United States through its operating company, Union Pacific Railroad Company.

Stock Price Performance: From July 11, 2011, to October 4, 2011, the stock price had fallen $18.25 (-17.9%) from $101.74 to $83.49. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 21, 2011 and May 3, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 8.1% (+$7.70). It saw one of its worst periods between January 13, 2011 and January 25, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 6.1% (-$5.92).

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHRW) is among the sector price gainers, as its shares are trading at $71.85, up $1.26 (+1.8%) from the previous close of $70.59. CH Robinson Worldwide is a third party logistics company which provides freight transportation and logistics solutions to a variety of clients.

Stock Price Performance: From July 11, 2011, to October 4, 2011, the stock price had fallen $12.23 (-15.3%) from $80.12 to $67.89. 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 trading days, rising 5.9% (+$4.19). It saw one of its worst periods between July 25, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 13.3% (-$10.76).

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPD) is among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $42.10, up 70 cents (+1.7%) from the previous close of $41.40. Expeditors International of Washington offers global logistics services through an international network supporting the movement and strategic positioning of goods.

Stock Price Performance: From July 11, 2011, to October 4, 2011, the stock price had fallen $11.56 (-22.4%) from $51.58 to $40.02. 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 trading days, rising 7.9% (+$3.69). It saw one of its worst periods between July 7, 2011 and July 18, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 7.8% (-$4.11).

Copa Holdings, S.A. (NYSE:CPA) is one of the top price gainers. Its stock price is $63.49, which is $1.74 (+2.8%) above the previous close of $61.75. Copa Holdings is a Latin American provider of airline passenger and cargo service through its two principal operating subsidiaries, Copa and AeroRepublica.

Stock Price Performance: From July 11, 2011, to October 4, 2011, the stock price had fallen $11.14 (-15.9%) from $69.95 to $58.81. 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 trading days, rising 5.7% (+$2.99). It saw one of its worst periods between May 10, 2011 and May 17, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 3.8% (-$2.39).

Golar LNG Limited (NASDAQ:GLNG) is among the sector price gainers, as its shares are trading at $30.95, up 72 cents (+2.4%) from the previous close of $30.23. Golar LNG Energy engages in the acquisition, ownership, operation, and chartering of liquefied natural gas (AMEX:LNG) carriers and floating storage regasification units.

Stock Price Performance: From July 11, 2011, to October 4, 2011, the stock price had fallen $8.62 (-22.4%) from $38.49 to $29.87. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 30, 2011 and July 8, 2011 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 11.7% (+$4.06). It saw one of its worst periods between August 30, 2011 and September 6, 2011 when shares fell for five straight trading days, falling 5.9% (-$1.92).

 

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