|Bid||163.18 x 1100|
|Ask||163.26 x 1000|
|Day's Range||162.53 - 164.00|
|52 Week Range||108.71 - 164.58|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||11.29|
|Earnings Date||Oct 25, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||3.20 (2.04%)|
|1y Target Est||160.04|
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Canadian National Railway (CNI) is the number one fright rail in Canada. In week 36, the railroad’s carload traffic declined 0.9% YoY to ~62,900 railcars from ~63,400 units in the same period last year.
Union Pacific Corp. never hired Hunter Harrison to run its sprawling network. The railroad, which until recently had been adding locomotives and crew, plans to use less equipment in a bid to improve its financial performance and service. The strategy being implemented at Union Pacific was espoused by Mr. Harrison, who was running rival CSX Corp. when he died last December.
If steep tariffs on goods imported into the United States are only part of a negotiating tactic from President Donald Trump, he certainly has committed to his bluff. Trump's tariffs - the first of which went into effect in early July and prompted an immediate, equivalent response from America's trade partners, including China - have been left in place long enough to start taking a measurable toll on American bottom lines. Most consumers and even most investors have yet to see or feel their impact. Despite the relatively civil trade war thus far, the global economy is robust, driving overall corporate earnings upward. Workers are enjoying their recent pay raises. Time is working against certain businesses, however. The ripple effect stemming from the initial victims' struggle could take weeks if not months to be fully felt on other fronts. And new tariffs are being imposed. It will take weeks and/or months to feel their full impact as well, even as those outfits start to feel the early ripples. Still, more than a few major publicly traded stocks have already taken hits related to Trump's tariffs (and other countries' retaliatory measures). Here are 10 companies that already have run into trade-war headwinds. SEE ALSO: The Best and Worst Presidents (According to the Stock Market)
Eastern US rail carrier Norfolk Southern (NSC) posted a 1.2% YoY (year-over-year) increase in carload traffic. The railroad moved 66,000 railcars excluding intermodal units in the week compared to ~65,300 in the same week of 2017.
Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) stock rallied Tuesday after the company announced it will enact a new operating plan Oct. 1. The shift to precision scheduled railroading principles is the right move for Union Pacific, Paterson said in the Tuesday upgrade note. It's been a while since Union Pacific was at the top of its game, but the PSR principles will better position the company and the stock in the long run, Paterson said. Loop is now projecting a 2020 Union Pacific operating ratio of 60 percent, up from a previous estimate of 58.9 percent.
Western US railroad giant Union Pacific (UNP) reported a 6.4% YoY (year-over-year) increase in carload traffic in week 36. During the week, UNP moved ~91,700 railcars excluding intermodal units compared to ~86,200 in the corresponding period of 2017.
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Tuesday: Oracle Corp., down 15 cents to $49.03 The business software company reported weaker sales than analysts expected. FedEx Corp., down $14.15 ...
The bulls stayed in control in afternoon trading Tuesday, The Nasdaq was up 1%, undeterred by news of another round of tariffs on Chinese imports.
Major railroad BNSF Railway (BRK.B) reported a 1.5% YoY (year-over-year) rise in its carload traffic in week 36. The Berkshire Hathaway-owned railroad carried ~99,100 railcars excluding intermodal traffic in the week compared to ~97,700 units in week 36 last year.
The AAR (Association of American Railroads) published weekly traffic data on September 12 from the 12 major North American railroads for week 36 (the week ended on September 8). AAR’s weekly freight data is classified into carload traffic and intermodal units. Intermodal units are expressed in containers and truck trailers.
Former CSX CEO Hunter Harrison streamlined operations at that eastern railroad before his death last year. Union Pacific CEO Lance Fritz said his railroad isn't meeting customer expectations now, and these changes should help that.
OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Pacific today announced its Unified Plan 2020, a new operating plan that implements Precision Scheduled Railroading principles. Unified Plan 2020 will launch Oct. 1 and will be rolled out in phases across the entire Union Pacific rail network. The plan is an important part of Union Pacific's objective of operating a safe, reliable and efficient railroad.
In this updated daily bar chart of UNP, below, we can see that prices have traveled higher the past month. The daily On-Balance-Volume (OBV) line has been rising the past twelve months and recently made a new high for the move up as it confirms the price gains with signs of aggressive buying. In the lower panel we can see a bearish divergence as price momentum has made a lower high from August to September while prices made higher highs.
Union Pacific Corporation ( UNP) has lifted into Dow Jones Transportation Average leadership, breaking out to an all-time high above $150. This price action bodes well for its railroad rivals as well as the American economic engine, which is humming along at the fastest pace in a decade. The sector is nearing a major breakout after months of bearish behavior, underpinned by growing optimism about a north-south trade treaty. Railroads and truckers have the most to gain by an agreement because volumes will contract without robust cross-border commerce.
Also, the company announced that Resideo would trade under the “REZI” symbol on the New York Stock Exchange. Honeywell announced the chief financial officer for Resideo along with eight board of directors including Mike Nefkens, who will be president and CEO of the intended REZI spin-off.
OMAHA, Neb. , Sept. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Pacific's Community Ties Giving Program awarded nearly $5.9 million in 2018 local grants to roughly 600 nonprofit organizations throughout its 23-state ...
Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) registered a 2.6% YoY (year-over-year) carload traffic gain in Week 35 of 2018. In the week, the railroad hauled ~34,800 railcars excluding intermodal volumes compared to ~34,000 in Week 35 of 2017.
Week 35 was the best week for the smallest Class I railroad—Kansas City Southern (KSU)—in 2018 so far. In the week, KSU topped in YoY carload traffic gains as well as intermodal volume gains. Kansas City Southern recorded 20.2% YoY (year-over-year) growth in Week 35’s carload traffic to ~25,000 railcars from ~20,800 railcars in Week 35 of 2017.