Dow Jones Transportation Average

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The Dow Jones Transportation Average (also called the “Dow Jones Transports” DJTA or ^DTX) is a U.S. stock market index of the transportation sector, and is most widely recognized gauge of the American transportation sector. The Dow Jones Transportation Average is the oldest stock index still in use — older than its well known counterpart, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA).

The DJTA consists of the following 20 companies:
Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (AXB) (shipping)
AMR Corporation (AMR) (major airlines)
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. (BNI) (railroads)
C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (CHRW) (air delivery & freight services)
Con-Way, Inc. (CNW) (trucking)
Continental Airlines, Inc. (CAL) (major airlines)
CSX Corp. (CSX) (railroads)
Expeditors International (EXPD) (air delivery & freight services)
FedEx Corporation (FDX) (air delivery & freight services)
GATX Corp. (GMT) (rental & leasing services)
JB Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (JBHT)(trucking)
JetBlue Airways Corp. (JBLU) (regional airlines)
Landstar System, Inc. (LSTR) (trucking)
Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) (railroads)
Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (OSG) (shipping)
Ryder System, Inc. (R) (rental & leasing services)
Southwest Airlines, Inc. (LUV) (regional airlines)
Union Pacific Corp. (UNP) (railroads)
United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) (air delivery & freight services)
YRC Worldwide Inc. (YRCW) (trucking)

The Dow Jones Transportation Average was created on July 3, 1884 by Charles Dow, co-founder of Dow Jones & Company, as part of the “Customer’s Afternoon Letter”. At its inception, it consisted of eleven transportation-related companies: nine railroads and two non-rail companies:

Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Chicago and North Western Railway
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad
Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway
Louisville and Nashville Railroad
Missouri Pacific Railway
New York Central Railroad
Northern Pacific Railroad preferred stock
Pacific Mail Steamship Company (not a railroad)
Union Pacific Railway
Western Union (not a railroad)