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Best Performing Transportation Stocks of 2019

Updated May 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 May 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) Danaos Corporation (DAC) 2) Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation (NNA) 3) YRC Worldwide, Inc. (YRCW) 4) CryoPort, Inc. (CYRXW) 5) Diana Containerships Inc. (DCIX)
 6) Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion, S.A.B. de C.V. (VLRS) 7) Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (NM) 8) Ardmore Shipping Corporation (ASC) 9) Radiant Logistics, Inc. (RLGT) 10) Scorpio Tankers Inc. (STNG)
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:

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.
The Greece-based Danaos Corporation (DAC) belongs to the Transportation sector and is categorized as a Marine Transportation company. The stock of Danaos ended the previous year at a price of $0.75 per share. As of May 3, 2019, the stock price has reached $11.06 apiece, which indicates a change of 1374.67 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 $159.99 million. It has now changed to $168.53 million as of writing.

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.
Rank number two in the coveted list is held by Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation (NNA) 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 Acquisition has so far gained 127.38 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $3.25 per share and year-to-date price of $7.39 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $42.93 million to $101.45 million.

YRC Worldwide

YRC Worldwide Inc., incorporated on January 28, 1983, is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, offers its customers a range of transportation services. The Company operates through two ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
During the given months of the year 2019, YRC Worldwide, Inc. (YRCW) was successful in generating YTD returns of 126.67 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 Kansas, KS-based YRC Worldwide closed at a price of $3.15 per share, while it traded at a price of $7.14 per share as of May 3, 2019. The company's market cap changed from $106.62 million to $247.01 million during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators. The company is classified under the Transportation industry sector and further specialized as a Trucking Freight Courier Services 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 $12.36 per share as of May 3, 2019, CryoPort, Inc. (CYRXW) was successful in generating YTD returns of 85.03 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.

Diana Containerships

Diana Containerships Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates in the seaborne transportation industry worldwide. It owns and operates containerships, as well as focuses on containership acquisition op ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Greece-headquartered company Diana Containerships Inc. (DCIX) 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 Diana Containerships has changed by 80 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $0.65 per share and year-to-date closing price of $1.17 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $9.71 million to $29.91 million during the same period. Along with Transportation, the company is also in the business of Marine Transportation, Industrials, Shipping & Logistics, 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 74.77 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 $9.35 per share between the end of December of the previous year and May 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 $913.82 million over the same duration.

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.
At number seven in the list of top stocks stands Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (NM), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $2.74 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $4.59 per share as of May 3, 2019. It translates to a change of 67.52 percentage. The Monte Carlo, Monaco-headquartered Transportation sector company also saw its market value change from $32.25 million to $56.38 million.

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.
Ardmore Shipping (ASC) generated percentage returns of 64.03 percent during the 2019 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $4.67 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $7.66 per share as of May 3, 2019. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $154.57 million to $253.53 million during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Transportation speciality business with further classification in the Marine Transportation sub-category. Based in Hamilton, HM, 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 Russell 2000 index, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.

Radiant Logistics

Radiant Logistics, Inc., incorporated on April 29, 2005, operates as a third-party logistics company, providing multi-modal transportation and logistics services. The Company is organized functionally in two geographic operating segments: ... 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 Radiant Logistics, Inc. (RLGT). The company's stock price changed from $4.25 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $6.74 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 58.59 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Washington, WA-based Transportation sector company was from $210.23 million to $333.71 million. 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 Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization 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 Monaco-based Transportation sector company Scorpio Tankers Inc. (STNG) holds the ten spot among the best performing stocks of the Transportation sector. Classified as the Marine Transportation business, the stock price of Scorpio Tankers ended the previous year at a price of $17.6 per share while it reached the level of $27.73 apiece as of May 3, 2019 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 57.56%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $1.33 billion. Few leading stock market index includes Scorpio Tankers in their constituent list. They include Russell 2000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.
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