NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The Dow Jones Transportation Average has the weakest year-to-date performance of the major equity indices I follow. Transports are up just 1.1% so far in 2012, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 7.4%, the Russell 2000 has gained 9.4%, the S&P 500 has risen 12.2% and the Nasdaq is up 18.0%. Stubbornly high fuel costs remain an issue for the Transportation sector, which is just 3.1% undervalued, according to www.ValuEngine.com. Today I profile the 20 stocks that are tracked by the iShares Dow Jones Transportation Average ( IYT). Five of the stocks are airlines, four are railroads, three are truckers, two are in air & ground freight and package deliveries, five are in transportation services & equipment leasing, and one is in ocean shipping. The Dow transports are up 28.4% from their October 2011 low at 3950.66 but are down 9.9% from their all-time high of 5627.85 set on July 7, 2011. The decline from the all-time high to the October 2011 low was 29.8%. The weekly chart for the Dow Jones Transportation Average now shows a declining momentum (12x3x3 weekly slow stochastic) reading falling to 60.93 from 62.39. The weekly chart will shift to negative on a close this week below its five-week modified moving average at 5124. My semiannual value levels are 4449 and 4129 with a weekly pivot at 5051 and a monthly risky level at 5373.
Source: Thomson Reuters The above pop-up table shows data from www.ValuEngine.com covering the 20 stocks in the Dow Jones Transportation Average.