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 2021 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 Apr 16, 2021, and the top 10 return generating Transportation stocks are listed below.
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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) Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (NM)
Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:
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, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Navios Maritime. The Monte Carlo, Monaco-headquartered company Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (NM) is ranked number one among the best performing stocks of Transportation of 2021. The Transportation sector business falls under the Marine Transportation industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2021, the stock price of Navios Maritime has changed by 302.23 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $2.24 per share and year-to-date closing price of $9.01 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $35.57 million to $143.08 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.
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. During the given months of the year 2021, Danaos Corporation (DAC) was successful in generating YTD returns of 147.83 percentage which helped it gain the number two spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2021 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the Greece-based Danaos closed at a price of $21.43 per share, while it traded at a price of $53.11 per share as of Apr 16, 2021. The company's market cap changed from $438.24 million to $1.09 billion during the same period YTD. The company is classified under the Transportation industry sector and further specialized as a Marine Transportation sector business.
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, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Navios Maritime Partners LP. Rank number three in the coveted list is held by Navios Maritime Partners LP (NMM) for being among the top performing stocks of 2021. Headquartered in Greece, the Transportation sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Marine Transportation. Since the start of the year 2021, stock of Navios Maritime Partners LP has so far gained 140.8 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $11.2 per share and year-to-date price of $26.97 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $127.07 million to $553.08 million.
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. The New York, NY-based Transportation sector company Sino-Global Shipping America, Ltd. (SINO) 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 Sino-Global Shipping America ended the previous year at a price of $2.06 per share while it reached the level of $4.96 apiece as of Apr 16, 2021 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 140.78%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $71.66 million.
Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. (RRTS), incorporated on February 22, 2005, is an asset-light transportation and logistics service provider. The Company offers a suite of global supply chain solutions, including truckload ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Roadrunner Transportation. The Wisconsin, WI-based Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc (RRTS) belongs to the Transportation sector and is categorized as a Oil Refining and Marketing company. The stock of Roadrunner Transportation ended the previous year at a price of $2.07 per share. As of Apr 16, 2021, the stock price has reached $4.77 apiece, which indicates a change of 130.43 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Transportation for the year 2021 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $78.44 million. It has now changed to $180.75 million as of writing. Roadrunner Transportation continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.
Euroseas Ltd. provides ocean-going transportation services worldwide. The company owns and operates containerships that transport dry and refrigerated containerized cargoes, including manufactured pro ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Euroseas. At number six in the list of top stocks stands Euroseas Ltd. (ESEA), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $5.43 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $11.5 per share as of Apr 16, 2021. It translates to a change of 111.79 percentage. The Greece-headquartered Transportation sector company also saw its market value change from $32.41 million to $78.01 million.
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. Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. (EGLE) has moved by 96.47 percentage over the given period of 2021-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 $19 apiece to the price of $37.33 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Apr 16, 2021. The smart run of the New York, NY-based Marine Transportation sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $236.13 million to $464.49 million over the same duration. Eagle Bulk Shipping 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.
USA Truck, Inc., incorporated on September 29, 1986, is a truckload carrier providing transportation of general commodities throughout the continental United States and into and out of portions of Mexico ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of USA Truck. The number eight spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Transportation sector is taken by USA Truck, Inc. (USAK). The company's stock price changed from $8.93 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $16.73 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 87.35 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Arkansas, AR-based Transportation sector company was from $78.23 million to $148.91 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, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.
Star Bulk Carriers
Star Bulk Carriers Corp., a shipping company, engages in the ocean transportation of dry bulk cargoes worldwide. Its vessels transport a range of major bulks, including iron ores, coal, and grains, as ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Star Bulk Carriers. Star Bulk Carriers (SBLK) generated percentage returns of 81.09 percent during the 2021 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $8.83 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $15.99 per share as of Apr 16, 2021. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $848.28 million to $1.59 billion 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.
Safe Bulkers, Inc., incorporated on December 11, 2007, is a holding company. The Companys principal business is the acquisition, ownership and operation of drybulk vessels. The Companys vessels operate across ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Safe Bulkers. Based on the market-cap change from $132.83 million to $247.69 million during the given months of the year 2021 and the share price change from $1.3 per share to a price of $2.35 per share as of Apr 16, 2021, Safe Bulkers, Inc (SB) was successful in generating YTD returns of 80.77 percentage. Standing at the number ten rank in the top performing list of Transportation stocks, the Monaco, Monaco-based Safe Bulkers is categorized as the Marine Transportation 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 Russell 2000 index, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.
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