The iShares Dow Jones Transportation Average (IYT) was up 0.8% after three of its airline holdings blasted off in trading today. Oil prices closed at $116.44 after demand for gas and other petroleum products dropped sharply in February.
- Continental Airlines, Inc. (CAL), up 3.5%; 1.9% of the fund
- Southwest Airlines (LUV), up 3.3%; 1.4% of the fund
- JetBlue Airways (JBLU), up 2.6%; 0.6% of the fund
Year-to-date, IYT is up 14%.
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