|Bid||0.00 x 800|
|Ask||0.00 x 1300|
|Day's Range||89.81 - 90.16|
|52 Week Range||84.04 - 100.28|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.47%|
Eastern US railroad giant CSX Corporation (CSX) reported 6.1% YoY (year-over-year) carload traffic growth in Week 30. The railroad’s intermodal gains were lower than carload traffic growth in the week. CSX moved ~71,000 railcars excluding intermodal compared to ~66,900 railcars in the previous year.
In this last part of the series, let’s see how Thomson Reuters analysts are rating XPO Logistics (XPO) before its second-quarter earnings release. Currently, 20 analysts are covering the stock. Four (20%) of them are bullish on the stock and have rated it a “strong buy.” Twelve of them (60%) have rated it a “buy,” and the remaining four (20%) have recommended a “hold.” None of the analysts have rated the stock a “sell.”
3M’s (MMM) Consumer segment contributed 14.6% to the company’s total revenue in Q2 2018 compared to 15% in Q2 2017, a decrease of 0.4 percentage points on a year-over-year basis. The segment reported revenue of $1.33 billion in Q2 2018, an increase of 3.6% on a year-over-year basis. In Q2 2017, the segment reported revenue of $1.29 billion.
Honeywell International’s (HON) SPS (Safety & Productivity Solutions) segment is its smallest but fastest growing. In Q2 2018, its contribution to HON’s total revenue expanded YoY (year-over-year) to 14.8% from ~13.1%, rising YoY to $1.61 billion from $1.43 billion.
Honeywell International’s (HON) SPS (Safety and Productivity Solutions) segment is its smallest revenue contributor, accounting for 13.9% of its total revenue in 1Q17 and 1Q18. SPS revenue rose ~9.4% YoY (year-over-year) to $1.5 billion in 1Q18 from $1.3 billion.
As of April 13, 2018, Honeywell’s (HON) one-year forward PE (price-to-earnings) multiple was 18.3x. In comparison, peer United Technologies (UTX) had a one-year forward PE multiple of 17.4x. After Honeywell announced its 4Q17 earnings, its valuation touched a high of 20.8x. However, recent market volatility has pushed HON’s and UTX’s valuation downward.
The strong upward trend in the market has pushed Honeywell’s (HON) one-year forward PE (price-to-earnings) multiple to 20.30x as of January 22, 2018. Honeywell’s peer United Technologies (UTX) has a one-year forward PE multiple of 19.40x. The forward PE multiple takes the forecasted future earnings into account for valuation purposes.
In the last ten years, GE has raised its cash dividends to common for seven of those years. The annualized $0.96 per share dividend results in a dividend payout ratio of 61.1%.