People watch stocks for different reasons -- they're waiting for a dip in price, watching for a specific catalyst, gathering all the news and information that might affect stocks they already own, or considering a sell. Regardless of their motivation, we can better understand market sentiment by seeing who's watching what. With the Fool's free My Watchlist service, we have tens of thousands of people telling us the businesses that have, for whatever reason, piqued their interest.

The most-watched air freight and logistics stock is ...
Looking at the aggregate data, we see that United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS) is above the rest in terms of watch interest, the percentage of people keeping an eye on air freight and logistics stocks in general who are specifically watching each company. And for good reason. As CAPS player jerome67 wrote in December:

UPS completed the flattening of its domestic management structure in early 2010. 1 year ahead of schedule due to the economic conditions. In addition they are in the process of rolling out telematics technologies to squeeze out additional efficiencies in its package delivery operation. [I rated UPS outperform] mostly because they have invested and are positioned to take advantage of high growth markets around the globe.

Here are the rest of the top 10 most-watched companies in the industry with their watch interest, along with the stocks' CAPS rating to show the sentiment of our investing community.

 

Company

Market Cap (millions)

CAPS Rating

Watch Interest

1

United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS)

$73,542

***

46.9%

2

FedEx (NYSE: FDX)

$30,796

****

35.1%

3

Expeditors International of Washington (Nasdaq: EXPD)

$11,115

***

5.0%

4

Pacer International (Nasdaq: PACR)

$178

****

2.2%

5

Express-1 Expedited Solutions (AMEX: XPO)

$125

**

2.0%

6

Air Transport Services Group (Nasdaq: ATSG)

$444

***

2.0%

7

CH Robinson Worldwide (Nasdaq: CHRW)

$13,279

**

1.7%

8

Hub Group

$1,477

**

1.1%

9

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings

$1,661

***

1.0%

10

UTi Worldwide

$2,000

**

1.0%

Source: Motley Fool, Motley Fool CAPS.

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