The best air freight stocks depend on your portfolio and investment goals — while volatility can be ideal for day traders, long-term investors will want to look to stocks with steadier gains over time.
9 air freight stocks to watch
We round up a selection of stocks in or related to the shipping industry, weighting the list more heavily towards popular mid- and large-cap US stocks.
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Take a deeper dive into air freight stocks
If you're interested in investing in the shipping industry, take a closer look at what companies in this industry do and how the stocks have historically performed. Keep in mind that positive past performance doesn't guarantee that a stock will continue to rise in the future.
1. United Parcel Service (UPS)
United Parcel Service, Inc. , a package delivery company, provides transportation and delivery, distribution, contract logistics, ocean freight, airfreight, customs brokerage, and insurance services. It operates through two segments, U. S.
United Parcel Service stock opened the day at $155.15 after a previous close of $155.87. The latest price was $154.55 (25-minute delay). United Parcel Service is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD96.2 billion and employs 273,400 staff.
FedEx Corporation provides transportation, e-commerce, and business services in the United States and internationally. It operates through FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight, and FedEx Services segments. The FedEx Express segment offers express transportation, small-package ground delivery, and freight transportation services; and time-critical transportation services.
FedEx Corporation stock opened the day at $266.00 after a previous close of $264.92. The latest price was $264.51 (25-minute delay). FedEx Corporation is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$88.6 billion and employs 328,000 staff.
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. , through its subsidiaries, provides outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services. It operates through two segments, Airline Operations and Dry Leasing.
Atlas Air Worldwide stock opened the day at $102.48 after a previous close of $102.48. The latest price was $102.48 (25-minute delay). Atlas Air Worldwide is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$4.5 billion and employs 4,500 staff.
Air Transport Services Group, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, provides aircraft leasing, and air cargo transportation and related services in the United States and internationally. It operates in two segments: Cargo Aircraft Management Inc.
Air Transport Services Group stock opened the day at $20.89 after a previous close of $20.87. The latest price was $20.66 (25-minute delay). Air Transport Services Group is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.1 billion and employs 5,320 staff.
Radiant Logistics, Inc. , a third-party logistics company, provides technology-enabled global transportation and value-added logistics solutions primarily in the United States and Canada. It offers domestic, international air, and ocean freight forwarding services; and freight brokerage services, including truckload and intermodal services.
Radiant Logistics stock opened the day at $6.70 after a previous close of $6.60. The latest price was $6.63 (25-minute delay). Radiant Logistics is listed on the NYSE MKT, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.1 billion and employs 872 staff.
Forward Air Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an asset-light freight and logistics company in the United States and Canada. It operates in two segments, Expedited Freight and Intermodal. The Expedited Freight segment provides expedited regional, inter-regional, and national less-than-truckload services; local pick-up and delivery services; and other services, which include final mile, truckload, shipment consolidation and deconsolidation, warehousing, customs brokerage, and other handling.
Forward Air Corporation stock opened the day at $92.02 after a previous close of $91.91. The latest price was $89.35 (25-minute delay). Forward Air Corporation is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.8 billion and employs 4,155 staff.
Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, provides logistics services in the Americas, North Asia, South Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India. The company offers airfreight services, such as air freight consolidation and forwarding; ocean freight and ocean services, including ocean freight consolidation, direct ocean forwarding, and order management; customs brokerage, intra-continental ground transportation and delivery, and warehousing and distribution services; and customs clearance, purchase order management, vendor consolidation, time-definite transportation services, temperature-controlled transit, cargo insurance, specialized cargo monitoring and tracking, and other supply chain solutions.
Expeditors International of Washington stock opened the day at $114.41 after a previous close of $114.63. The latest price was $114.08 (25-minute delay). Expeditors International of Washington is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$12.6 billion and employs 19,900 staff.
C. H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, provides freight transportation services, and related logistics and supply chain services worldwide.
CH Robinson Worldwide stock opened the day at $85.75 after a previous close of $86.13. The latest price was $84.98 (25-minute delay). CH Robinson Worldwide is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$20.1 billion and employs 16,523 staff.
Air T, Inc. , through its subsidiaries, provides overnight air cargo, ground equipment sale, and commercial jet engines and parts in the United States and internationally. The Overnight Air Cargo segment offers air express delivery services.
Air T stock opened the day at $24.50 after a previous close of $24.51. The latest price was $24.50 (25-minute delay). Air T is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$267.9 million and employs 584 staff.
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While it’s possible to turn a profit investing in air freight stocks, keep in mind that — like any investment — air freight stocks are not immune to risk. These stocks are subject to fluctuating conditions — both in the market and in the shipping industry, so carefully vet your picks before you invest. And if you’re new to investing, or if it’s been awhile since you’ve taken a critical look at your investing accounts, compare brokers to make sure you’re getting the best features in your trading account.
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