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Best Performing Transportation Stocks of 2019

Updated Jul 3, 2019
Mass movemement of goods and products is an integral part of modern day economy. Despite all the advancements in the online world where soft versions of documents and content is securely and seamlessly transferred online, the real, physical and tangible goods need real-world transportation. Operating through the standard modes of railways, roadways and sea routes, the transportation indusdustry is involved in moving goods and people from one place to the other.
A large number of transportation companies have their stocks listed on the major stock exchanges of America. Investors who are hopeful of positive returns from such stocks can take a shot by making investments through the stocks of these companies.
Among the various Transportation companies whose stocks are listed on stock exchanges, which ones generated the top returns this year? Which of those figured among the winners in the long list of Transportation stocks?
This article provides a list of Transportation stocks which have generated top returns in the year 2019 so far till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual Transportation stocks between the end of the previous year and Jul 3, 2019, and the top 10 return generating Transportation stocks are listed below.
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Top Transportation Stocks With Highest Returns

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The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Transportation sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) Nordic American Offshore Ltd (NAO) 2) Navios Maritime Partners LP (NMM) 3) Danaos Corporation (DAC) 4) CryoPort, Inc. (CYRXW) 5) Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation (NNA)
 6) Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion, S.A.B. de C.V. (VLRS) 7) Ardmore Shipping Corporation (ASC) 8) CryoPort, Inc. (CYRX) 9) Scorpio Tankers Inc. (STNG) 10) Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (NM)
There's more... See price performance, YTD-gains, market-cap and other details of all the 117 Transportation stocks with sorting features in a tabular format. Alternatively, one can also explore the List of Top Transportation ETFs.
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Performance of Top Transportation Stocks

Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:

Nordic American Offshore

Nordic American Offshore Limited (NAO), incorporated on October 17, 2013, operates platform supply vessels (PSV). The Company owns approximately eight vessels. The Company operates in the offshore support vessel market ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Bermuda-based Nordic American Offshore Ltd (NAO) belongs to the Transportation sector and is categorized as a Marine Transportation company. The stock of Nordic American Offshore ended the previous year at a price of $4.2 per share. As of Jul 3, 2019, the stock price has reached $1000000 apiece, which indicates a change of 23809423.81 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Transportation for the year 2019 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $309.72 million. It has now changed to $0 million as of writing.

Navios Maritime Partners LP

Navios Maritime Partners L.P. owns and operates dry cargo vessels in Asia, Europe, North America, and Australia. The company offers seaborne transportation services for a range of dry cargo commoditie ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Rank number two in the coveted list is held by Navios Maritime Partners LP (NMM) for being among the top performing stocks of 2019. Headquartered in Greece, the Transportation sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Marine Transportation. Since the start of the year 2019, stock of Navios Maritime Partners LP has so far gained 1582.35 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $0.85 per share and year-to-date price of $14.3 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $145.25 million to $154.85 million.

Danaos

Danaos Corporation, incorporated on October 7, 2005, is a holding company and an international owner of containerships, chartering its vessels to a range of liner companies. The Companys principal business ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
During the given months of the year 2019, Danaos Corporation (DAC) was successful in generating YTD returns of 1062.67 percentage which helped it gain the number three spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2019 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the Greece-based Danaos closed at a price of $0.75 per share, while it traded at a price of $8.72 per share as of Jul 3, 2019. The company's market cap changed from $159.99 million to $138.51 million during the same period YTD. The company is classified under the Transportation industry sector and further specialized as a Marine Transportation sector business.

CryoPort

... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Based on the market-cap change from $0 million to $0 million during the given months of the year 2019 and the share price change from $6.68 per share to a price of $15.58 per share as of Jul 3, 2019, CryoPort, Inc. (CYRXW) was successful in generating YTD returns of 133.23 percentage. Standing at the number four rank in the top performing list of Transportation stocks, the California, CA-based CryoPort is categorized as the Oil Refining and Marketing sub-sector business which falls under the larger Transportation sector.

Navios Maritime Acquisition

Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation, incorporated on March 14, 2008, is an international shipping company. The Company owns a fleet of modern crude oil, refined petroleum product and chemical tankers providing ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Greece-headquartered company Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation (NNA) is ranked number five among the best performing stocks of Transportation of 2019. The Transportation sector business falls under the Marine Transportation industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2019, the stock price of Navios Maritime Acquisition has changed by 93.85 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $3.25 per share and year-to-date closing price of $6.3 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $42.93 million to $86.49 million during the same period. Along with Transportation, the company is also in the business of Marine Transportation, Industrials, Shipping & Ports, among other usual products and services.

Controladora Vuela

Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion SAB de CV (Volaris Aviation Holding Company) is a Mexico-based company principally engaged in the airline passenger transportation industry. The Company is a law-cost carrier ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion, S.A.B. de C.V. (VLRS) has moved by 81.87 percentage over the given period of 2019-YTD, helping it gain a place at number six among the top performing stocks. The Transportation sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $5.35 apiece to the price of $9.73 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Jul 3, 2019. The smart run of the Mexico-based Air Freight Delivery Services sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $536.64 million to $949.82 million over the same duration.

Ardmore Shipping

Ardmore Shipping Corporation, incorporated on May 14, 2013, provides seaborne transportation of petroleum products and chemicals to national oil companies, oil and chemical traders, and chemical companies, with its fleet ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
At number seven in the list of top stocks stands Ardmore Shipping Corporation (ASC), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $4.67 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $8.34 per share as of Jul 3, 2019. It translates to a change of 78.59 percentage. The Hamilton, HM-headquartered Transportation sector company also saw its market value change from $154.57 million to $276.04 million. The Marine Transportation specialist also managed to outperform some of the major stock market indexes of which it is a part of. They include the Russell 2000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

CryoPort

Cryoport, Inc. (Cryoport), incorporated on May 25, 1990, is a provider of cryogenic logistics solutions to the life sciences industry through its purpose-built packaging, information technology and specialized cold chain ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
CryoPort (CYRX) generated percentage returns of 74.07 percent during the 2019 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $11.03 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $19.2 per share as of Jul 3, 2019. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $322.52 million to $676.4 million during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Transportation speciality business with further classification in the Oil Refining and Marketing sub-category. Based in California, CA, the YTD performance of the Transportation sector also fared better than that of the returns generated by some of the closley tracked stock market indexes. The company is a part of Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.

Scorpio Tankers

Scorpio Tankers Inc. (Scorpio Tankers), incorporated on July 1, 2009, is engaged in the seaborne transportation of refined petroleum products in the international shipping markets. The Company operates through four ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The number nine spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Transportation sector is taken by Scorpio Tankers Inc. (STNG). The company's stock price changed from $17.6 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $29.39 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 66.99 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Monaco-based Transportation sector company was from $980.95 million to $1.51 billion. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Transportation sector, the company also succeeded in outperforming the returns generated by some of the popular stock market indexes. They include the Russell 2000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

Navios Maritime

Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (Navios Holdings), incorporated on November 19, 2002, is a global, vertically integrated seaborne shipping and logistics company. The Company is focused on the transport and transshipment ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Monte Carlo, Monaco-based Transportation sector company Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (NM) holds the ten spot among the best performing stocks of the Transportation sector. Classified as the Marine Transportation business, the stock price of Navios Maritime ended the previous year at a price of $2.74 per share while it reached the level of $4.54 apiece as of Jul 3, 2019 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 65.69%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $58.21 million.
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