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Samuel Prince

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  • uploads///KSU Carloads
    Basic Materials

    Kansas City Southern’s Freight Volumes versus US Railroads in Week 52

    Kansas City Southern (KSU) registered a 3.8% gain in carload traffic in the 52nd week of 2017, going against the trend among other US railroads.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///CNI ANR
    Earnings Report

    Most Analysts Say ‘Hold’ for Canadian National after 2Q16

    Canadian National (CNI) has a consensus rating of 3.2 with a “hold” recommendation. Of the 28 analysts covering the stock, 18% have given CNI a “buy” recommendation.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///Estimates
    Earnings Report

    What Analysts Estimate for Major Truckload Carriers in 2018

    A tax deduction for capital expenditures according to the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a boon for the transportation industry.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///FDX OpMar
    Earnings Report

    What Happened to FedEx’s Fiscal 4Q17 Operating Margin?

    FedEx’s (FDX) operating margin was 11.2% on an adjusted basis in fiscal 4Q17, representing a 0.4% fall on a YoY (year-over-year) basis.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///CSX OpMar
    Earnings Report

    Will CSX’s 4Q16 Operating Margin Exceed Analysts’ Estimates?

    For CSX Corporation (CSX), Reuters-surveyed analysts estimate an operating margin of 30.5% for 4Q16, compared to an operating margin of 28.4% in 4Q15.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///LTL Revenue
    Industrials

    Which Less-than-Truckload Carrier Saw the Most 2Q17 Revenue Growth?

    Here, we’ll discuss the revenue growth of the leading LTL (less-than-truckload) carriers.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Canadian Pacific Railway’s Dividend Yield, Buyback Programs

    Based on the adjusted EPS of 7.87 Canadian dollars in the last four quarters, Canadian Pacific’s dividend payout was at 33% as of September 21.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///CNI Intermodal
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Canadian National Railway: Does It Have a Strong Intermodal?

    Canadian National Railway (CNI) is the only railway that connects the Pacific Coast, the Atlantic Coast, and the Gulf of Mexico.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///NSC Intermodal
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Norfolk Southern’s Intermodal Slump Equitable with Rival CSX

    Norfolk Southern’s (NSC) total intermodal traffic for the week ended April 30, 2016, declined by 7.6%, at nearly 73,000 containers and trailers. This compares with 79,000-plus units in the corresponding week of 2015.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Evaluating Leverage Levels of Major Railroads after Q1 2018

    As of March 31, Genesee & Wyoming (GWR) had a net debt-to-forward-EBITDA multiple of 3.2x, which was much higher than the industry average of 2.1x.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///GWR_
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Genesee & Wyoming’s North American Traffic Rose in April

    Genesee & Wyoming’s North American railcar traffic expanded 4.9% YoY (year-over-year) on a same-railroad basis in April 2018.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///CSX Carloads
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Which Commodities Pulled Down CSX’s Carloads in the Week?

    In the week ended October 1, 2016, CSX’s overall carloads reported a fall of 5.6% compared to the week ended October 3, 2015.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///UNP Intermodal
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Union Pacific’s Intermodal Freight Revenues Could Disappoint in 2016

    Union Pacific’s domestic intermodal includes North American operations. Intermodal freight generated 20% of the company’s revenues in 2014.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///CP C
    Industrials

    A Summary of Canadian Pacific Railway’s Week 34 Rail Traffic

    In Week 34, Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) witnessed a 3.5% YoY (year-over-year) carload traffic gain.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///BNSF Intermodal
    Energy & Utilities

    BNSF’s Intermodal Volumes versus Industry Volumes

    BNSF Railway’s (BRK-B) total intermodal traffic for the week ending September 10, 2016, fell 3.3% YoY (year-over-year) to ~99,000 containers and trailers.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///BNSF Carloads
    Industrials

    BNSF’s Carloads Buck Industry Trend with 1.4% Rise

    BNSF Railway (BRK-B) operates in the Western US in direct competition with Union Pacific (UNP).

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///KSU Car
    Industrials

    A Summary of Kansas City Southern’s Rail Traffic in Week 39

    Kansas City Southern (KSU), the smallest US class I railroad, reported a marginal loss of 0.7% YoY (year-over-year) in carload traffic in week 39.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///UNP ANR
    Earnings Report

    Why Most Analysts Are Recommending a ‘Buy’ on Union Pacific

    On Wall Street, 28 analysts rate Union Pacific (UNP) common stock. Out of the analysts, 21 of the analysts gave a “buy” recommendation.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///UPS_SCF
    Earnings Report

    UPS: What Drove Its Supply Chain Growth in Q2 2018?

    UPS’s Supply Chain and Freight segment reported revenues of $3.5 billion, up 16.1% from $3.0 billion in the second quarter of 2017.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///BNSF ConsumerProducts Q
    Earnings Report

    Why BNSF’s Consumer Products Revenue Slumped in 3Q16

    BNSF’s Consumer Products business contributed nearly 35% of its total freight revenue in 3Q16, recording its highest share in total freight revenue.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///KSU Intermodal
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How KSU’s Intermodal Traffic Compared to the Industry’s

    Kansas City Southern (KSU) reported a fall of 4.8% in its overall intermodal traffic in the week ended October 1, 2016.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///UNP carloads
    Energy & Utilities

    Which Commodities Boosted UNP’s Freight Traffic in Week 18

    So far this year, Western US rail freight giant Union Pacific’s (UNP) YoY (year-over-year) freight volume growth has lagged behind rival BNSF Railway’s (BRK.B).

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///JBHT_ANR
    Earnings Report

    J.B. Hunt: Analysts Have a Divided View

    J.B. Hunt has a consensus 12-month target price of $133.80 per share, which implies a return potential of 10.1% over the next 52 weeks.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///UNP Coal
    Earnings Report

    Union Pacific’s Coal Volumes: Light at the End of the Tunnel?

    In 2Q16, UNP’s coal volumes declined 21%. This was primarily due to a 23% reduction in shipments in the Powder River Basin (or PRB) and the Colorado and Utah regions in 2Q16.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///ANR
    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Is Norfolk Southern Valued against Its Peers?

    NSC’s next-12-months PE (price-to-earnings) multiple is valued at 15.2x against the peer average of 14.8x. This indicates a premium of 3%.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///JBHT Truckload
    Earnings Report

    Why J.B. Hunt’s Truckload Revenues Fell in 3Q17

    J.B. Hunt’s Truckload segment’s contribution to overall revenues was 5% in 3Q17, down 1% from its contribution in 3Q16.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///FDX Indexed
    Company & Industry Overviews

    How FedEx Stock Has Trended So Far in 2018

    On March 6, 2018, FedEx stock closed at $243.04. Its 52-week high was $274.60, and its 52-week low was $182.89.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///KSU Article
    Earnings Report

    What to Expect from Kansas City Southern’s 1Q16 Earnings

    Kansas City Southern (KSU) will release its first quarter 2016 earnings before the US market opens on April 19, 2016.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///US Carloads
    Industrials

    Week 41: US Rail Freight Traffic Up, Canada and Mexico Slide

    In the week ended October 14, US railroads’ overall freight volumes rose 3% compared with the same week in 2016. US railroads carried ~10.6 million carloads, up 3.7% for the first 41 weeks of 2017.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///NSC_Class I railroads Change in Carloads
    Earnings Report

    What Can We Expect from Norfolk Southern’s 3Q16 Earnings?

    Virginia-based Norfolk Southern (NSC) is set to announce its 3Q16 earnings on October 26, 2016. In this series, we’ll analyze analysts’ estimates for the company’s revenues and margins.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///CNI Carloads
    Industrials

    How Is Canadian National’s Intermodal Holding Up?

    In the week ended August 6, 2016, Canadian National’s overall intermodal fell by 5.1%. Container traffic fell by 3.8% over the corresponding week of 2015.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///NSC Carloads
    Industrials

    Comparing Norfolk Southern’s Freight Volumes to the Industry

    For Week 8, which ended February 24, 2018, Norfolk Southern (NSC) had a 1.8% loss of carload traffic.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///oPmAR
    Earnings Report

    Will Rise in Crude Oil Benefit US Truckload Carriers in 2018?

    The average US on-highway diesel prices in 3Q17 have risen 20% compared to the same quarter last year.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///UNP Carloads
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Union Pacific’s Carloads Slide Less than Rival BNSF Railway’s Railcars

    Union Pacific’s combined coal and coke carloads fell by 26.2% in the latest reported week of 2016 on a year-over-year basis.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///US Weekly
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    North American Rail and Intermodal Traffic Disappoint

    Every Wednesday morning, the AAR releases the weekly rail traffic data for the previous week. The latest report is for the week ended June 18, 2016.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///unp fcf
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Can Union Pacific’s Free Cash Flows Support Its Higher Dividend?

    Union Pacific had FCF of $3.02 billion in the first nine months of 2017, compared with $2.86 billion in the corresponding period of 2016.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///CNI Intermodal
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Canadian National’s Intermodal Volumes: A Ray of Hope

    In the week ended February 11, 2017, Canadian National Railway’s (CNI) overall intermodal volumes rose 2.6%.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///NSC
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Could Norfolk Southern Increase Its Dividend in 2018?

    On a long-term basis, NSC aims for a dividend payout ratio of 33.3%.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///CNI Carloads
    Industrials

    How Did Canadian National Measure up to Canadian Pacific in Carloads?

    Canadian National recorded a 1.4% fall in total railcars in the week ended August 6, 2016, hauling ~57,000 railcars, compared to ~57,000 units one year ago.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///Image
    Earnings Report

    General Electric’s 1Q18 Earnings Beat Estimates

    General Electric (GE) released its 1Q18 earnings on April 20. GE’s adjusted earnings per share were $0.16, up 14.0% year-over-year.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///CNI Petroleum
    Earnings Report

    Why Did CNI’s Petroleum and Chemicals Revenues Slump in 1Q16?

    The carloads in CNI’s Petroleum and Chemicals segment fell by 7% in 1Q16 compared with 1Q15. This was mainly due to lower volumes of crude oil as a result of higher pipeline capacity.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///ODFL Capital Expenditure
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Where Do Old Dominion’s Capital Investments Stand among Peers?

    Companies like Old Dominion have to make big investments in handling facilities, technology, and specialized vehicles to support business and logistics.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///Image
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Trinity Industries Declared Q3 Dividend of $0.13 per Share

    Trinity Industries declared a dividend of $0.13 per share on its common stock for the third quarter.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///KSU C
    Energy & Utilities

    Kansas City Southern: Carloads Drove Volumes in Week 28

    Kansas City Southern (KSU), the smallest US Class I railroad, had a 5% YoY growth in carload volumes in Week 28.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///CSX Carloads
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    CSX Trails Norfolk Southern in Total Railcar Units

    In the week ending March 26, 2016, CSX’s (CSX) railcar units, excluding coal and coke, fell by 8.0%.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///UPS Domestic
    Earnings Report

    UPS’s 4Q16 Domestic Revenues Rode on Ground Growth

    In 4Q16, UPS’s Ground Service revenues saw remarkable growth, rising 7.1% on a year-over-year basis—the highest among all three subsegments.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///NSC OpMar
    Earnings Report

    Why Norfolk Southern’s 3Q17 Operating Margins Took the High Track

    In 3Q17, Norfolk Southern’s (NSC) operating margin expanded 160 basis points to 34.1%, up from 32.5% in 3Q16.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///UPS ANR
    Earnings Report

    Why Most Analysts Have a ‘Hold’ Opinion on United Parcel Service

    Of the 27 analysts covering UPS, four analysts (14.8%) recommended a “strong buy” for UPS stock.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///Executive Board
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Turnover in Norfolk Southern’s Top Management in 2015

    In 2015, Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC) witnessed numerous changes in its executive management ranks due to either retirement or promotion.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///GWR Australian Carloads
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Genesee & Wyoming’s Australian Carloads Fell in September

    Genesee & Wyoming’s Australian carloads fell 4.8% in September 2016. In the comparable period in 2015, GWR hauled ~15,000 railcars.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///CNI Carloads
    Miscellaneous

    Canadian National Railway: The Class I Freight Story

    So far in 2017, Canadian National Railway (CNI) has emerged as the front-runner in terms of YoY (year-over-year) carload growth among its Class I peers.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///CSXs Stock Price Q
    Earnings Report

    Why Should Investors Anticipate CSX’s 2Q16 Earnings Preview?

    Railroad stocks provide a good insight into the overall health of the economy. CSX Corporation will release its 2Q16 earnings on July 13.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///GWR Stock Price Relative
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Genesee & Wyoming Fare So Poorly in Its Peer Group?

    On March 8, 2016, Genesee & Wyoming’s (GWR) market capitalization was ~$3.5 billion. The railroad industry had a bad 2015, and GWR was not immune.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///Original Deal
    Miscellaneous

    What Was Canadian Pacific’s Original Indication of Interest?

    Canadian Pacific (CP) proposed a 50% cash and 50% stock transaction based on CP’s and Norfolk Southern’s (NSC) stock closing prices on November 13, 2015.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///UNP Intermodal
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Story behind Union Pacific’s Intermodal Volumes

    Union Pacific hauled ~70,000 containers and trailers in the sixth week, which represents a YoY fall of 2.4%.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///XPO Indexed
    Earnings Report

    XPO’s Better-than-Expected 3Q16 Earnings Impress Markets

    XPO Logistics (XPO) released its 3Q16 earnings on November 2, 2016, after markets closed.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///CNI Carloads
    Miscellaneous

    Canadian National Railway’s Volumes Pushed by Intermodal

    Canadian National Railway (CNI), reported a 5.7% gain in carload traffic in the week ended March 10, 2018, or Week 10.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///JBHT ANR
    Earnings Report

    J.B. Hunt on the Street: Analyst Recommendations after the 3Q17 Results

    J.B. Hunt (JBHT) has a consensus rating of 2.19, indicating a “buy.” Of the 21 analysts covering the stock, six (28.6%) recommend a “strong buy.”

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///UPS eps
    Earnings Report

    How Analysts Feel about United Parcel Service Post-2Q16

    In this article, we’ll discuss what analysts are expecting for United Parcel Service (UPS) following its 2Q16 results.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///GE_Indexed
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    General Electric in 3Q16: How Has the Stock Performed So Far?

    Industrial conglomerate General Electric (GE) will release its 3Q16 earnings on October 21, 2016. It is currently in a transformation phase, focusing on its core industrial business.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///CP Carloads Intemodal
    Industrials

    Why Canadian Pacific Railway’s Freight Growth Slowed

    Canadian Pacific Railway reported a railcar volume loss of 1% YoY in the 28th week of 2017 (ended July 15). The company moved ~30,000 railcars that week.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///GE_article
    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s General Electric’s Next Move?

    There is significant pressure on General Electric’s (GE) management to come up with solutions quickly.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///Indexed
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Canadian Pacific Railway’s Returns in 2017

    Investors should note that after the recent 3Q17 earnings, Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) was the only railroad to revise its outlook upward.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///CSX Intermodal
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Comparing CSX’s Intermodal Volumes with US Railroads

    In the week ended December 31, 2016, CSX’s (CSX) total intermodal traffic rose 4.7%.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///CNI Carloasd
    Miscellaneous

    Canadian National Railway’s Volumes Rose despite Coal’s Fall

    Since January 1, 2017, Canadian National Railway’s (CNI) volumes have risen the most YoY (year-over-year) among Class I railroad companies.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///KSU Intermodal
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Did Kansas City Southern’s Intermodal Traffic Compare with Industry Peers?

    Kansas City Southern reported a YoY rise of 2.2% in overall intermodal traffic in the week ended October 22, 2016. Container traffic rose 2.6% that week.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///UNP Carloads
    Energy & Utilities

    Carload Traffic Boosts Union Pacific’s Freight Volumes in Week 49

    Union Pacific’s freight volumes In Week 49 of 2017, Omaha-based Union Pacific (UNP) reported a 5% rise in carloads, whereas rival BNSF Railway (BRK-B) reported a 7% rise. UNP’s railcar volumes rose to ~97,000 carloads from ~92,500 in the same week last year. In 2017 so far, Union Pacific’s carload traffic gains have been lower than those reported by […]

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///CSX Carloads
    Earnings Report

    Did Coal Boost CSX’s Carloads in the Second Week of 2017?

    CSX’s carloads In the week ended January 14, 2017, CSX’s (CSX) overall railcar volumes rose 3.1% YoY (year-over-year). In the second week of 2017, CSX hauled over 68,000 railcars, compared with over 66,000 railcars in the comparable week last year. The company’s carloads, excluding coal and coke, rose 0.8%—a smaller rise than Norfolk Southern’s (NSC). […]

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///CNI Grain
    Basic Materials

    Canadian National Railway: Inside the Fall in Its Grain Revenues in 3Q17

    In 3Q17, revenues from CNI’s Grain and Fertilizers segment fell 1.0% to $492.0 million Canadian, compared to $497.0 million Canadian in 3Q16.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///csx coal
    Earnings Report

    Why CSX’s Coal Revenues Rose in Q2 2018

    In the second quarter, CSX’s coal revenues grew 7.0% year-over-year to $569.0 million from $530.0 million in the second quarter of 2017.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///NSC Carloads
    Energy & Utilities

    These Commodities Pulled Down Norfolk Southern’s Shipments in Week 6

    n the sixth week of 2018 (ended February 10), Norfolk Southern (NSC), a major Eastern US railroad, saw a 2.4% fall in its carload traffic.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///BNSF Intermodal
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Look at BNSF Railway’s Intermodal Volumes

    BNSF Railway’s intermodal volumes In the third week of 2017, BNSF Railway’s (BRK-B) container traffic rose 5% on a YoY (year-over-year) basis, to ~99,000 containers from ~94,000 containers in the same week of 2016. Trailer volumes rose 5.8% to ~11,000 trailers. BNSF’s percentage rise in intermodal traffic was in tune with the increase reported by US […]

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///BA indexed
    Earnings Report

    How Boeing Stock Has Delivered ahead of Its 4Q17 Earnings

    Boeing (BA), the world’s largest aerospace company, will announce its 4Q17 financial results on January 31, 2018.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///US Weeklee
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Freight Rail Volumes Were Mixed Bag, Canadian Railroads Surged

    During the week ended December 10, 2016, US freight rail traffic fell 1.1% to 539,00 units, from 545,000 units in the week ended December 12, 2015.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///BNSF Intermodal
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Did BNSF’s Intermodal Volumes Fare Next to UNP?

    BNSF Railway’s (BRK-B) total intermodal traffic for the week ending June 11, 2016, declined by 5.7% YoY (year-over-year).

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///KSU Carloads
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Kansas City Southern’s Carloads Reversed the Trend

    In the week ending May 21, 2016, Kansas City Southern’s total railcars rose by 1% YoY, moving 22,600 railcars, as compared to 22,400 one year previously.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///CP carloads
    Miscellaneous

    Gauging Canadian Pacific Railway’s Traffic Growth in Week 20

    In Week 20 (ended May 19), Calgary-headquartered Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) reported a high single-digit rise in carload traffic.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///UNP carloads
    Energy & Utilities

    Intermodal Traffic Growth Pushed Union Pacific’s Volumes in Week 16

    In Week 16, Western US rail freight giant Union Pacific (UNP) saw its carload traffic rise slightly, by 0.6% YoY (year-over-year) to 92,300 carloads excluding intermodal units from ~91,800 units.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///GWR Revenu
    Earnings Report

    Did Genesee & Wyoming Beat Its Own Revenue Guidance in 2Q17?

    In the second quarter of 2017, Genesee & Wyoming’s 2Q17 revenues were $540.4 million, a 7.8% rise from $501.4 million in 2Q16.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///KSU Revenue
    Earnings Report

    How Kansas City Southern Beat Revenue Estimate in 4Q17

    In the fourth quarter 2017, Kansas City Southern (KSU) reported revenue of $660.4 million, exceeding analysts’ revenue estimates by 0.6%.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///CNI ANR
    Earnings Report

    Why Analysts Have a ‘Hold’ Rating for Canadian National Railway

    There are 21 analysts covering CNI. Of those, only five, or 24.0%, have a “buy” rating for the stock.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///GWR NA
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Did GWR’s North American Carloads Add Up in January 2016?

    In January 2017, Genesee & Wyoming’s (GWR) North American traffic rose 9.1% YoY, hauling ~136,000 railcars that month.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///CP Carloads
    Consumer

    What Led Canadian Pacific Railway’s Volume Growth in Week 43?

    Canadian Pacific Railway (CP), reported railcar volume gains in the 43rd week of 2017 (ended October 28). CP’s volumes rose 4.4% to ~34,000 railcars.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///Image
    Earnings Report

    Old Dominion Freight Line Beats Q2 2018 Estimates, Stock Plunges

    Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL) announced its second-quarter earnings today before the market opened. Here’s what you need to know.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///CNI Carloads
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Canadian National Railway: The Unstoppable Freight Growth Story

    In the week ended April 1, 2017, Canadian National Railway saw its overall volumes rising 8.4% on a YoY basis.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///CP FCF
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is Canadian Pacific’s Free Cash Flow Enough for Dividend Growth?

    Now let’s examine the free cash flow levels of Canadian Pacfic and compare it to its arch-rival Canadian National Railway (CNI).

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///CSX Indexed
    Earnings Report

    CSX’s 3Q17 Earnings Shine: Higher Freight Rates, Stock Up 2.6%

    The eastern US rail freight carrier CSX (CSX) announced its 3Q17 earnings on October 17. The quarter marks the end of two full quarters under the leadership of Hunter Harrison.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///GE Indexed
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will US-China Trade Tussle Hit General Electric Stock in 2018?

    General Electric (GE) stock lost 47.3% of its value, implying a market capitalization erosion of ~$130.0 billion in the past year.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///CSX Carloads
    Miscellaneous

    Despite a Rise in Coal, CSX’s Volumes Fell in Week 16

    In the week ended April 22, 2017, CSX Corporation’s (CSX) overall railcar volumes fell ~0.6% YoY (year-over-year).

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///NSC Weekly carloads
    Miscellaneous

    Behind Norfolk Southern’s Freight Volumes in Week 26

    NSC broke its upward volume journey and reported a slight fall of 2% in its overall freight rail traffic in the week ended July 1, 2017.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///KSU Intermodal
    Earnings Report

    Why Kansas City Southern’s Intermodal Revenue Slid in 1Q17

    In this article, we’ll discuss Kansas City Southern’s Intermodal segment’s performance in 1Q17.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///US Weekly
    Energy & Utilities

    US Rail Traffic Down, Canadian and Mexican Rail Traffic Show Mixed Bag

    Last week, the US rail carloads (UNP) fell by 5.3% to more than 274,000 units from nearly 290,000 units in the week ended August 1, 2015.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///CNI Carloads
    Miscellaneous

    Canadian National Railway: Growth Undeterred by Coal’s Fall in Week 23

    In contrast to the industry’s trend, CNI’s coal carloads contracted 20% in week 23 of 2017.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///US Weekly Freight
    Industrials

    US Freight Rail Traffic Was a Mixed Bag in Week 30

    The Association of American Railroads (or AAR) publishes North American rail freight (UNP) data every week.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///CP carloads
    Energy & Utilities

    How Canadian Pacific Railway’s Volumes Compare

    In the week ended March 17, 2018, or Week 11, Canadian Pacific Railway’s (CP) carload traffic rose 6.9%.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///CHRW_
    Industrials

    Why Analysts Recommend ‘Hold’ for CHRW

    Of the 22 analysts covering C.H. Robinson Worldwide (CHRW), four (18%) have recommended “strong buy,” three (14%) have recommended “buy,” 12 (54%) have recommended “hold,” and three (14%) have recommended “sell.”

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///UPS International
    Earnings Report

    Why United Parcel Service’s International Revenues Rose in 2Q17

    UPS’s International Package volumes in 2Q17 rose 5.6% to 2.9 million average daily packages from 2.7 million average daily packages in 2Q16.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///CSX ANR
    Earnings Report

    How Do Analysts View CSX after Its 3Q16 Results?

    CSX’s heavy investment in its intermodal business and network improvement will most likely show results in 1H17.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///CSX Intermodal
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    CSX’s Intermodal Has Lower Slump than Total US Intermodal Decline

    In the week ended April 9, 2016, CSX Corporation’s (CSX) total intermodal traffic declined by less than 2%.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///Intermodal
    Company & Industry Overviews

    This Railroad Led in First-Quarter Intermodal Revenue Growth

    Norfolk Southern (NSC), an Eastern US railroad, reported the highest intermodal revenue growth of 19% YoY among its peers in the first quarter.

    By Samuel Prince
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