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Air freight stocks

Ready to invest in the shipping industry? Consider these 9 stocks.

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.

How to buy air freight stocks

Sign up with an online broker or platform to invest in one of more of these air freight stocks.

  1. Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to narrow down top brokers by fees and bonuses.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. You’ll need personal and financial details, like your contact and bank information.
  3. Search for the stock you're interested in. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol, like UPS or FDX.
  4. Decide on how many to buy. Some brokers will allow you to purchase fractional shares, while others require you to purchase whole shares.
  5. Choose an order type. Invest in the air freight stocks now with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches your desired price.
  6. Buy the stock. Tap or click the Buy button on your brokerage account. Once you’ve invested in the shipping industry, track how your stock performs to decide when it’s time to sell.

Take a deeper dive into air freight stocks

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.

1. United Parcel Service (UPS)

United Parcel Service, Inc. provides letter and package delivery, transportation, logistics, and financial services. It operates through three segments: U. S.

United Parcel Service stock opened the day at $182.89 after a previous close of $182.10. The latest price was $181.49 (25 minute delay). United Parcel Service is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD92.5 billion and employs 540,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $159,827,492,864
  • P/E ratio: 26.4014
  • PEG ratio: 1.3788

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2. FedEx Corporation (FDX)

FedEx Corporation provides transportation, e-commerce, and business services in the United States and internationally. The company's FedEx Express segment offers express transportation, small-package ground delivery, and freight transportation services; time-critical transportation services; and cross-border e-commerce technology and e-commerce transportation solutions. Its FedEx Ground segment provides day-certain delivery services to businesses and residences.

FedEx Corporation stock opened the day at $220.01 after a previous close of $219.29. The latest price was $222.53 (25 minute delay). FedEx Corporation is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$86.6 billion and employs 384,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $60,865,728,512
  • P/E ratio: 12.1607
  • PEG ratio: 0.9551

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3. Atlas Air Worldwide (AAWW)

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. , through its subsidiaries, provides outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services. It operates through three segments: ACMI, Charter, and Dry Leasing.

Atlas Air Worldwide stock opened the day at $73.67 after a previous close of $73.90. The latest price was $73.57 (25 minute delay). Atlas Air Worldwide is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3.6 billion and employs 4,061 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $2,369,883,136
  • P/E ratio: 5.1297
  • PEG ratio: 1.1

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4. Air Transport Services Group (ATSG)

Air Transport Services Group, Inc. , through its subsidiaries, engages in the aircraft leasing and air cargo transportation services in the United States and internationally. It offers contracted airline operations, aircraft modification and maintenance services, ground services, and other support services.

Air Transport Services Group stock opened the day at $27.19 after a previous close of $27.18. The latest price was $26.57 (25 minute delay). Air Transport Services Group is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.6 billion and employs 5,305 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $1,803,864,960
  • P/E ratio: 13.775
  • PEG ratio: 56.16

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5. Radiant Logistics (RLGT)

Radiant Logistics, Inc. , a third-party logistics company, provides multi-modal transportation and logistics services primarily in the United States and Canada. The company offers domestic and international air and ocean freight forwarding services; and freight brokerage services, including truckload, less than 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$889.1 million and employs 656 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $310,991,008
  • P/E ratio: 13.8444
  • PEG ratio: 0.78

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6. Forward Air Corporation (FWRD)

Forward Air Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an asset-light freight and logistics company in the United States and Canada. The company operates through 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$1.5 billion and employs 3,774 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $2,308,683,264
  • P/E ratio: 43.42
  • PEG ratio: 2.01

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7. Expeditors International of Washington (EXPD)

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. 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 $126.91 after a previous close of $126.97. The latest price was $128.25 (25 minute delay). Expeditors International of Washington is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$12.7 billion and employs 18,380 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $19,416,844,288
  • P/E ratio: 19.7392
  • PEG ratio: 2.6997

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8. C-HRobinson Worldwide (CHRW)

C. H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, provides freight transportation services and logistics solutions to companies in various industries worldwide.

C-HRobinson Worldwide stock opened the day at $87.99 after a previous close of $87.28. The latest price was $88.40 (25 minute delay). C-HRobinson Worldwide is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$19.1 billion and employs 15,233 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $11,941,010,432
  • P/E ratio: 18.9428
  • PEG ratio: 1.5701

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9. Air T (AIRT)

Air T, Inc. , through its subsidiaries, provides overnight air cargo, ground equipment sale, commercial jet engines and parts, and printing equipment and maintenance services in the United States and internationally. The company's 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$175.1 million and employs 452 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $77,175,944
  • PEG ratio: 0

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Bottom line

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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