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Best Performing Transportation Stocks of 2020

Updated Dec 31, 2020
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 2020 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 Dec 31, 2020, and the top 10 return generating Transportation stocks are listed below.

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Top Transportation Stocks With Highest Returns

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) Globus Maritime Limited (GLBS) 2) Sino-Global Shipping America, Ltd. (SINO) 3) Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. (EGLE) 4) CryoPort, Inc. (CYRX) 5) Scorpio Bulkers Inc. (SALT)
 6) Danaos Corporation (DAC) 7) Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) 8) Saia, Inc. (SAIA) 9) Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd (TNP) 10) YRC Worldwide, Inc. (YRCW)
There's more... See price performance, YTD-gains, market-cap and other details of all the 96 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:

Globus Maritime

Globus Maritime Limited, incorporated on November 24, 2010, is an integrated dry bulk shipping company. The Company provides marine transportation services across the world. The Company owns, operates and manages ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Globus Maritime.
The Greece-headquartered company Globus Maritime Limited (GLBS) is ranked number one among the best performing stocks of Transportation of 2020. The Transportation sector business falls under the Marine Transportation industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of Globus Maritime has changed by 471 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $1 per share and year-to-date closing price of $5.71 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $4.35 million to $17.21 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.

Sino-Global Shipping America

Sino-Global Shipping America, Ltd., incorporated on October 31, 2012, is a non-asset-based global shipping and freight logistic integrated solution provider. The Company provides solutions and value added services to its ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Sino-Global Shipping America.
During the given months of the year 2020, Sino-Global Shipping America, Ltd. (SINO) was successful in generating YTD returns of 357.78 percentage which helped it gain the number two spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2020 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the New York, NY-based Sino-Global Shipping America closed at a price of $0.45 per share, while it traded at a price of $2.06 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $8.1 million to $12.36 million during the same period YTD. The company is classified under the Transportation industry sector and further specialized as a Oil Refining and Marketing sector business.

Eagle Bulk Shipping

Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc., incorporated on March 23, 2005, is engaged in the ocean transportation of dry bulk cargoes around the world through the ownership, chartering and operation of dry-bulk ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Eagle Bulk Shipping.
Rank number three in the coveted list is held by Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. (EGLE) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in New York, NY, the Transportation sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Marine Transportation. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of Eagle Bulk Shipping has so far gained 313.04 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $4.6 per share and year-to-date price of $19 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $336.51 million to $236.13 million. The stock of Eagle Bulk Shipping continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

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, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of CryoPort.
The California, CA-based Transportation sector company CryoPort, Inc. (CYRX) holds the number four spot among the best performing stocks of the Transportation sector. Classified as the Oil Refining and Marketing business, the stock price of CryoPort ended the previous year at a price of $16.46 per share while it reached the level of $43.88 apiece as of Dec 31, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 166.59%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $1.74 billion. Few leading stock market index includes CryoPort in their constituent list. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Scorpio Bulkers

Scorpio Bulkers Inc., incorporated on March 20, 2013, is a shipping company. The Company owns and operates newbuilding drybulk carriers with fuel-efficient specifications and carrying capacities of greater than 30,000 ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Scorpio Bulkers.
The Monaco, Monaco-based Scorpio Bulkers Inc. (SALT) belongs to the Transportation sector and is categorized as a Marine Transportation company. The stock of Scorpio Bulkers ended the previous year at a price of $6.37 per share. As of Dec 31, 2020, the stock price has reached $16.93 apiece, which indicates a change of 165.78 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Transportation for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $461.75 million. It has now changed to $195.62 million as of writing. Scorpio Bulkers continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

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, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Danaos.
At number six in the list of top stocks stands Danaos Corporation (DAC), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $9.18 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $21.43 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. It translates to a change of 133.44 percentage. The Greece-headquartered Transportation sector company also saw its market value change from $227.57 million to $438.24 million.

Atlas Air Worldwide

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc., (AAWW), incorporated on November 28, 2000, is a holding company. The Company provides outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services throughout the world, serving Africa, Asia, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Atlas Air Worldwide.
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) has moved by 97.82 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number seven among the top performing stocks. The Transportation sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $27.57 apiece to the price of $54.54 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Dec 31, 2020. The smart run of the New York, NY-based Transportation Services sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $713.26 million to $1.5 billion over the same duration. Atlas Air Worldwide is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Saia

Saia, Inc., incorporated on February 4, 2000, is a transportation company. The Company provides regional and interregional less-than-truckload (LTL) services. The Company also offers a range of other value-added services, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Saia.
The number eight spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Transportation sector is taken by Saia, Inc. (SAIA). The company's stock price changed from $93.12 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $180.8 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 94.16 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Georgia, GA-based Transportation sector company was from $2.42 billion to $4.73 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 Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

Tsakos Energy Navigation

Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited, incorporated on July 16, 1993, is a provider of international seaborne crude oil and petroleum product transportation services. The Company operates through maritime transportation of liquid ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Tsakos Energy Navigation.
Tsakos Energy Navigation (TNP) generated percentage returns of 84.17 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $4.36 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $8.03 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $390.71 million to $150.81 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 Greece, 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.

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, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of YRC Worldwide.
Based on the market-cap change from $92.44 million to $236.03 million during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $2.55 per share to a price of $4.43 per share as of Dec 31, 2020, YRC Worldwide, Inc. (YRCW) was successful in generating YTD returns of 73.73 percentage. Standing at the number ten rank in the top performing list of Transportation stocks, the Kansas, KS-based YRC Worldwide is categorized as the Trucking Freight Courier Services sub-sector business which falls under the larger Transportation sector. It is also a part of few famous stock indexes that are used to track the overall performance of the stock market. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.
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