|Bid||169.08 x 1100|
|Ask||0.00 x 800|
|Day's Range||168.10 - 170.35|
|52 Week Range||125.31 - 172.44|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.09|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||21.50|
|Earnings Date||Apr 24, 2019 - Apr 29, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||3.52 (2.05%)|
|1y Target Est||175.96|
Weakness in US Rail Traffic Persisted for the Fourth Week(Continued from Prior Part)Rail trafficCSX’s (CSX) total rail traffic volumes rose 1% YoY (year-over-year) to 122,833 units in week 7. The company’s rail volumes improved for the second
Weakness in US Rail Traffic Persisted for the Fourth Week(Continued from Prior Part)Carloads drove overall rail trafficCanadian National Railway (CNI) reported the highest rail traffic volume growth in week 7. The company hauled 105,743 railcars
Weakness in US Rail Traffic Persisted for the Fourth WeekUS rail traffic fell againThe weakness in US rail traffic continued for the fourth consecutive week. On February 21, the AAR (Association of American Railroads) reported that the overall
BNSF Railway Co. will invest $405 million in Texas this year, including projects in Dallas-Fort Worth.
One of last year’s lagging sectors — the industrials — is leading the way with its best quarter-to-date performance in a decade. Uncertainty about the Chinese economy and the outcome of trade talks with the U.S. could trigger a serious pullback, dragging down industrial stocks such as Union Pacific Corp. (UNP), Deere & Co. (DE), 3M Co. (MMM), Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) and United Technologies Corp. (UTX). “I think the movement in the industrials really has been a sigh-of-relief rally that we’re not headed into a recession.
Investors looking for the best stocks are wise to try and follow the smart money. From that standpoint, the portfolios of fund managers with strong track records can be fertile ground.After all, the best portfolio managers may have different strategies and different specialties. But those who can beat the market over time have proven that their respective approaches are based on sound logic and an understanding of what moves markets. * 8 Cheap Stocks That Cost Less Than $10 To be sure, even the best stock pickers don't always get it right. But they do more often than not. These five stocks all have support from some of the market's best minds and some of its smartest money. That alone suggests the rest of us should take a long look.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsSource: Mike Mozart via Flickr Bank of America (BAC) and JPMorgan Chase (JPM)Warren Buffett has built a well-deserved reputation as the "Oracle of Omaha" as he's built Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A, NYSE:BRK.B) into one of the world's most valuable companies. And while the touch of Buffett and Charlie Munger might not be as deft and Todd Combs and Ted Weschler are handling some of the company's investments, the market still wisely sees Berkshire as the smart money.And Buffett and Berkshire continue to see U.S. bank stocks as undervalued. Berkshire added to its positions in both Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) and JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) in the fourth quarter. That's in addition to large existing stakes in Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) and Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC).With Goldman stock up big and Wells Fargo still scandal-ridden, the emphasis on adding JPM and BAC makes some sense. I personally have long argued that BAC and JPM are the two best stocks among U.S. big banks, and it's good to know that Buffett and Berkshire agree.Source: Shutterstock Union Pacific (UNP)Morningstar tracks a group of managers that have historically beat the market for its Ultimate Stock-Pickers Index. The No. 1 purchase by that group, as of November, was railroad operator Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP).Those managers look awfully smart. UNP stock has skyrocketed to start 2019, with the appointment of a new COO kicking off the rally last month. The stock now has gained 23% in this year alone.But the rally may not be over. Union Pacific stock is hardly expensive, trading at 16.5x 2020 earnings-per-share estimates. A nearly 2% dividend adds income as well. * The 10 Best Cheap Stocks to Buy Right Now Macro weakness is the big risk here -- lower economic growth means fewer products to ship -- but Union Pacific has managed through tough times before. Over the long-term, UNP has been a substantial outperformer and one of the best stocks in the market. The backing of smart money suggests that should continue, even with UNP at all-time highs.Source: Shutterstock Apple (AAPL)The No. 2 stock on Morningstar's list is Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL). Indeed, Apple's attractiveness to the smart money seemed to peak in October and November. Berkshire long has owned AAPL, but in November, hedge funds turned from net sellers to net buyers in Apple stock.That pivot was a bit early. AAPL would plunge in early January after cutting fiscal Q1 guidance. But the stock has rallied since, and strong institutional ownership persists.I personally remain skeptical; AAPL is cheap, yet worries about the iPhone can't be ignored. But a number of successful investors see it differently.Source: Mike Mozart via Flickr Kraft Heinz (KHC)The smart money likes a turnaround on the cheap, and Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC) certainly qualifies. In late December, KHC stock touched its lowest point since the 2015 merger. Not coincidentally, the stock was a hedge fund favorite in the fourth quarter.There's a case for KHC at the lows. Changing customer tastes and private-label competition have pressured results of late. And there's quite a bit of debt on the balance sheet. Still, Kraft Heinz has dozens of hugely valuable brands, and remains a tough competitor worldwide. * 10 Small-Cap ETFs That Pack a Wallop Indeed, I called KHC a fallen angel stock to buy last month, and I still believe that's the case. It may take some time for Kraft Heinz to turn around, and that process will require some patience from investors. Anyone buying KHC can at least know that more than a few professional stock-pickers will be waiting with them.As of this writing, Vince Martin did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Smart Money Stocks to Buy Now * The 10 Best Cheap Stocks to Buy Right Now * 7 Restaurant Stocks to Watch in 2019 Compare Brokers The post 5 Stocks That The Smart Money Likes appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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UPS Hikes Its DividendUPS raised the dividend rateUnited Parcel Service (UPS) continued its policy of enhancing shareholders’ wealth. On February 15, the company announced that it raised its quarterly dividend rate 5.5% to $0.96 from $0.91 paid
US Rail Traffic Improves Slightly, Downtrend Stabilizes in Week 6(Continued from Prior Part)Rail traffic Canadian Pacific’s (CP) total rail traffic fell 10.5% YoY (year-over-year) to 45,235 railcars in Week 6 from 50,561 railcars in the same week
US Rail Traffic Improves Slightly, Downtrend Stabilizes in Week 6(Continued from Prior Part)Strong intermodal traffic growth Union Pacific’s (UNP) rail traffic grew 2% YoY (year-over-year) to 166,944 railcars in the sixth week of 2019. Strong
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US Rail Traffic Improves Slightly, Downtrend Stabilizes in Week 6(Continued from Prior Part)Intermodal drove overall rail trafficAfter reporting a double-digit plunge in rail traffic volumes in the fifth week of 2019, Norfolk Southern (NSC) made a
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Union Pacific (UNP) is at a 52-week high, but can investors hope for more gains in the future? We take a look at the company's fundamentals for clues.
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Norfolk Southern Rose Due to Bullish Operating OutlookBullish operating target Norfolk Southern (NSC) shares rose more than 3% on February 11 after the company updated its long-term financial goals. There was a significant improvement in the
Virgin Trains USA, which has plans to expand the Brightline rail in Florida, has postponed its IPO, a sign of restraint in an IPO market that had recently thawed. The company, which is backed by Fortress Investment Group and had planned a concurrent share issue to Virgin Group, operates a passenger rail between Miami and […]