While the S&P 500 grew 1.6%, the Transportation sector (IYT) showed little movement during trading today.
As a proxy for the sector, the ETF tracked closer to the overall market today than over the past month. Entering today's trading, IYT was down 0.4% over the last thirty trading days while the S&P 500 climbed 3.2%.
Pacer International (PACR) was one of the sector's big losers, as its price dropped 15.5% (-74 cents) to close at $4.02. 389,657 shares of the stock moved. The stock traded between $3.92 and $4.63. Over the last three months, the stock has lost $1.99 (-33.1%) from a price of $6.01 on April 30, 2012.
Increasing 14.1% (+$6.63) to close at $53.51, Kirby Corporation (KEX) was a major gainer in the sector. Today, 1.6 million shares traded hands. The stock traded in a range of $50.01 to $55.60. The stock is down over the last three months, having fallen $12.86 (-19.4%) from $66.37 on April 30, 2012.
AMERCO (UHAL) rose 2.9% to close at $91.02, cross its 50-day moving average of $90.24 and 200-day moving average of $94.64.
The Greenbrier Companies (GBX) rose 7.2% to close at $14.85, approaching its 50-day moving average of $15.20. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $18.34. JetBlue Airways Corporation (JBLU) fell 1.1% to close at $5.20, moving down to 1.9% above its 200-day moving average of $5.10.
Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $81.29 to top the previous high of $79.91.
DHT Holdings (DHT) hit a new 52-week low today, hitting $5.80 to fall below the previous low of $5.81.