166.90 0.00 (0.00%)
After hours: 5:09PM EDT
|Bid||167.09 x 800|
|Ask||167.21 x 800|
|Day's Range||166.34 - 169.68|
|52 Week Range||128.08 - 180.54|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.19|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||19.81|
|Earnings Date||Oct 17, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||3.88 (2.30%)|
|1y Target Est||186.54|
As CSX leads the industry in a new direction, Wall Street is ecstatic — but customers are pushing back against what they call abuses.
Cost-cutting is boosting profits for North American railroads, but declining freight volumes and increasing competition from truckers may pull the brakes on growth.
Year-to-date U.S. rail volumes fell yet again for the week ending Sept. 7, according to the latest data from the Association of American Railroads. Compared with the same period in 2018, year-to-date U.S. rail volumes were 3.7% lower at 18.67 million carloads and intermodal units.
A Union Pacific (NYSE: UNP ) train carrying flammable liquid derailed at UNP's rail yard in Dupo, Illinois. Dupo is across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, Missouri. At around 12:45 p.m. local time, ...
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has determined that CSX (NYSE: CSX), Union Pacific (NYSE: UNP) and the U.S. operations of Canadian Pacific (NYSE: CP), known as the Soo Line, were "revenue adequate" in 2018, meaning roughly that the railroads earned enough returns on their investments to support their capital projects. The STB calculated that the 2018 railroad cost of capital was 12.22 percent, and the railroads that achieved a return on investment greater than that percentage were deemed revenue adequate.
In this article we are going to estimate the intrinsic value of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) by taking the...
Jacksonville-based Patriot Rail and Ports has been sold to New York-based First State Investments. The deal pairs the company, a combination of the former Patriot Rail and Diversified Port Holdings, with industry notable MidRail LLC. Patriot CEO John Fenton, FSI Director of Infrastructure Investments John Ma and MidRail Chairman Gil Lamphere spoke with the Business Journal about what the acquisition means for Patriot, which operates 13 shortline railroads and 10 port terminals around the country. MidRail has a decades-long reputation in the rail industry.
During Thursday's Mad Money program Jim Cramer noted that we saw bond yields and manufactured goods orders rise during the session. Railroad Union Pacific Corp. also gave investors a better-than-expected outlook that sent shares up 3.8%. I wonder what the charts and indicators look like for this member of the Dow Jones Transportation Average?
U.S. rail volumes fell 5 percent in August amid weaker demand for rail services in the domestic manufacturing sector. U.S. freight railroads originated 2.15 million carloads and intermodal units in August, a 5 percent dip from August 2018, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR). Of that, U.S railroads originated 4.6 percent fewer carloads, at 1.06 million carloads, while intermodal originations were down 5.4 percent to 1.09 million intermodal containers and trailers.
OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's largest steam locomotive, Union Pacific's Big Boy No. 4014, will embark on a third and final tour celebrating the 150th anniversary of the transcontinental railroad's completion, giving rail fans across the Southwest an opportunity to experience history. The newly restored locomotive recently completed a tour across the upper Midwest and a trip to Ogden, Utah, for a May 9 ceremony commemorating the anniversary. No. 4014 will leave the Steam Shop in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Sept. 27 for the "Great Race Across the Southwest," making brief whistle-stops in communities along its route through Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.
Loose truck capacity, trade uncertainty and lower coal demand are among the headwinds that some Class I railroads are seeing for the remainder of 2019. Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC) also noted softer volumes in the third quarter, followed by flat volumes in the fourth quarter.
Union Pacific Corp. said Wednesday that it remained confident that, despite weaker-than-anticipated volumes, it can hold prices at levels that “well exceed” rail inflation costs. Really?
Union Pacific Corp. cut its outlook for second-half volumes, after the railroad operator said third-quarter volumes were softer than anticipated. The stock gained 0.4% in morning trading Wednesday, after falling 1.6% on Tuesday. Chief Financial Officer Robert Knight said at the Cowen and Company Global Transportation Conference, according to a transcript provided by FactSet, that after weaker-than-expected third-quarter volumes, "our thinking is that volume for the second half will now be down mid-single digits versus 2018." In July, Knight had said that his "best thinking at this point" is that second-half volume will be down around 2% or so versus 2018. Knight said Wednesday, however, that he remained confident that "the dollars we yield from our pricing initiatives will again well exceed our rail inflation costs in 2019." As a result, with margins expected to improve in the second half of the year, Knight said previous guidance of a "sub-61% operating ratio" in 2019 remains intact. The stock has shed 6.1% over the past three months, while the Dow Jones Transportation Average is little changed and the Dow Jones Industrial Average has gained 3.9%.
The railroad giant notes that the U.S.-China trade war has taken a particular toll on the volume of soybean and international shipping containers it is hauling along the nation's rails.
A 7-mile freight rail service within McClellan Business Park has a new owner. Australia-based First State Investments acquired Patriot Rail Co., a 12-railroad company based in Jacksonville, Florida, that includes McClellan-serving Sacramento Valley Railroad. Executives with both Patriot Rail and First State said they don’t expect any changes to the service at McClellan, where Patriot has operated since 2008.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The families of three American war heroes who died at a railroad crossing in Midland, Texas, in 2012 are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review their legal case, arguing it could impact safety at many of the nation's 250,000 railroad crossings. The veterans – Army Sgt. Maj. Lawrence Boivin, Marine Chief Warrant Officer 3 Gary Stouffer and Army Sgt. Maj. William Lubbers – were three of the four who died when a Union Pacific (UNP) train rammed a parade float carrying wounded war heroes. The veterans' families sued Union Pacific, but a Texas court granted summary judgment for the railroad and the 11th Court of Appeals in Eastland affirmed.
With favorable market conditions in Canada, both Canadian Pacific (CP) and Canadian National (CNI) are on a solid footing for near-term growth.
Shares of CSX (NYSE:CSX) aren't looking good. The stock has been in decline as economic and trade-related worries continue to weigh on investor sentiment. Recent quarterly results aren't helping matters and all said, CSX stock is now down 20% from its highs.Source: Shutterstock Is it enough to draw in investors, or is the start of a nasty bear market in this rail stock?If the charts are any indication, more pain may be on the way. There is some hope left for bulls, if support can buoy the name. Or if we get some positive fundamentals news for the stock. But as it stands, the technicals are struggling.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsLet's look at a few charts and see where CSX stock could be heading. Trading CSX Stock Click to EnlargeThere is a daily chart to the side and a below that is a weekly chart. Both highlight the not-so-hot setup of CSX stock price right now.As you can see on the daily chart, CSX stock has a very bearish-looking setup. After declining precipitously from $80 in mid-July, shares continue to put in a series of lower highs. That's squeezing CSX against a static level of support near $64. Should support give way, the stock will start probing the 2019 lows.CSX stock is already below all of its major moving averages and Fibonacci retracements. The 20-day is below the 50-day moving average, and the 50-day is crossing below the 200-day. This indicates that both short- and long-term momentum is turning in the bears' favor.For bulls to have a shot, they first need $63 to $64 to prove itself as support. From there, they need to get CSX over downtrend resistance (blue line) and the 20-day moving average. If they can muster up the strength for that, clearing the 61.8% retracement near $67 is next on the list.Should support fail, the year-to-date lows near $60 are the first target. Below that and the 52-week lows near $58 are next. Click to EnlargeOn the longer term chart, investors can see that CSX is teetering on its 200-week moving average. While the action hasn't been decisive, shares are actually below this mark now. This key moving average drew in buyers last December, halting CSX's decline and kickstarting a multi-month rally.The same momentum has not been seen this time around. Furthermore, long-term uptrend support (blue line) is being leaned on as well. If these levels give way, a decline to $58 is surely possible.On both charts, a rebound over $71 would be most encouraging for the bulls. Valuing CSX StockAn escalating trade war and worries about a recession do not help companies like CSX Corp. What does help CSX, Norfolk Southern (NYSE:NSC), Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU), Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) and other rail companies is a strong consumer.Thankfully, that's exactly what we have. With a strong labor market and consumers who are willing to spend -- as noted by JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM), Visa (NYSE:V) and others -- demand for products remains high. Should that change, then the rails could be in trouble.Some of that fear is getting priced into the stock as we speak. With an inverting yield curve and manic headlines driving the news each day, how can investors not start to price in that possibility?Of course, it doesn't help when CSX stock fails to deliver as well. In July, the company missed on second-quarter expectations. Revenue of $3.06 billion missed estimates by more than $80 million and contracted 1.3% year-over-year. Earnings of $1.08 per share missed consensus estimates by 3 cents a share. Making matters worse, management cut its full-year revenue outlook.This came after five straight earnings and revenue beats. In Q1, CSX beat earnings estimates by more than 10% and grew revenue 4.75% year-over-year. To say Q2 was disappointing is an understatement.With additional tariffs looming, we may see some "pull ahead" from buyers in the current quarter. Further, we're coming up to Q3 and Q4, which are typically heavy demand months for consumers. If that's enough to improve the fundamentals for CSX stock, we'll need to it reflected on the charts.Over $67 give the bulls some spark. Over $71 and momentum can really pick up.Bret Kenwell is the manager and author of Future Blue Chips and is on Twitter @BretKenwell. As of this writing, Kenwell is long V. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Tech Industry Dividend Stocks for Growth and Income * 7 Stocks the Insiders Are Buying on Sale * 7 of the Worst Stocks on Wall Street The post CSX Stock Charts Point to Looming Breakdown appeared first on InvestorPlace.
OMAHA, Neb. , Aug. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Rob Knight, chief financial officer of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP), will address the following investor conferences in September: Cowen 12th Annual ...
OMAHA, Neb. , Aug. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Pacific was recognized as a Military Friendly Employer® by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, for the fifth consecutive year. The designation recognizes ...