Canadian National Railway Co

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  • 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
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    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
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    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
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    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///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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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///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///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
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    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
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    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
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    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///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
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    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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    Energy & Utilities

    Canadian Pacific’s Carloads: Even Coal’s Rise Failed to Stop the Decline

    Canadian Pacific (CP) registered a fall of 7.3% in total railcars in the week ended July 23, 2016. The company hauled ~23,000 railcars that week.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Energy & Utilities

    Rising Coal Volumes Not Enough to Stop CP’s Fall in Carloads

    Canadian Pacific (CP) registered a fall of 5.2% in total railcars in the week ended August 27, 2016.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Rail Traffic Sees Highest Fall in North America in Week Ended June 4

    During the week ended June 4, 2016, the total number of US railcars fell to just above 224,000 units. This reflects a fall of 16.6% from 269,000 units reported in the week ended June 6, 2015.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Basic Materials

    Canadian National Railway Sees Highest Volume Growth in Week 49

    CNI’s freight volumes in Week 49 Recently, Canada’s largest freight railway, Canadian National Railway (CNI), has seen its carload traffic fall YoY (year-over-year). However, in the last two weeks, the trend has reversed. In the week ended December 9, 2017, or Week 49, the railroad’s carload traffic grew 4.9% to ~62,600 carloads from ~59,700 units […]

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///KSU Carloads
    Industrials

    Kansas City Southern: Did Coal Push Volumes in Week 32?

    Kansas City Southern (KSU), a US-Mexico railroad, is the smallest Class I railroad in the US.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Pulled Down Canadian Pacific’s Carloads Last Week?

    Canadian Pacific (CP) registered an 8% fall in total railcars in the week ended November 5, 2016.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    UNP Rises 1.5% on Pricing Gains, Higher Volumes in Q3 2018

    Union Pacific (UNP) announced its third-quarter earnings results before the market opened on October 25.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    Burlington Northern Santa Fe: A Dominant Class I Railroad

    On August 4, 2017, Burlington Northern Santa Fe (or BNSF) filed a Form 10-Q with the SEC for the quarter ended June 30, 2017.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    This Drove Canadian National’s Upward Momentum in Carloads

    In 2017, Canadian National has clearly emerged as the front runner in terms of YoY carload growth among Class I peers.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    US Freight Rail Volumes Surge—Is a Recovery in Sight?

    The total US carload traffic for the first 13 weeks of 2017 reached ~3.3 million carloads, a rise of 5.7% compared to the same point in 2016.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    BNSF: A Jewel in Berkshire Hathaway’s Crown

    Burlington Northern Santa Fe (or BNSF) owns and operates the largest rail network in North America through its wholly owned subsidiary, BNSF Railway Company.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Drop in Volumes Weighs On Canadian Pacific’s Carloads

    Canadian Pacific’s carloads Canadian Pacific (CP) registered a fall of 9% in total railcars in the week ended December 17, 2016. The company hauled 29,000 railcars that week, compared with ~32,000 in the corresponding week last year. CP’s railcars, excluding coal, fell 11% to settle at just more than 23,000 units in the reported week […]

    By Samuel Prince
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    Miscellaneous

    Coal Boosts Canadian Pacific’s Volumes in Week 17

    Canadian Pacific’s carloads Canadian Pacific Railway’s (CP) total carloads rose 15.0% in the week ended April 29, 2017. The company hauled more than 34,000 railcars that week, similar to its total carloads in the corresponding week of 2016. CP’s railcars, excluding coal, rose 7.4% YoY (year-over-year) to settle at more than 27,000 units, compared with […]

    By Samuel Prince
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    Miscellaneous

    Kansas City Southern: Its Intermodal Volumes in Week 23

    KSU’s trailer volumes fell 9.5% in week 23, whereas container traffic contracted by 2.4% in the same week.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Unloading Canadian Pacific’s Latest Carloads

    Canadian Pacific’s total carloads shrank 0.6% in the week ended February 25, reaching ~30,000 railcars.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Brace Yourself for What Analysts Estimate for Norfolk Southern

    The average target price for Norfolk Southern is $89.25 compared with its current market price of $78.00, representing a potential return of 14.4%.

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

    How the Widening of Panama Canal Could Affect Union Pacific

    In 1Q16, revenues from Union Pacific’s (UNP) Intermodal segment fell by 9% YoY (year-over-year) to $879 million from $967 million in 1Q15.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Basic Materials

    These Commodities Boosted Kansas City Southern’s Carloads

    Kansas City Southern’s carloads Over the past few weeks, US-Mexico railroad Kansas City Southern (KSU) has seen higher freight volumes year-over-year. In the week ended November 18, 2017, KSU’s carload traffic stood at 26,600 units, up 5.7% from the 25,200 units it reported in the week ended November 19, 2016. Whereas many US railroads reported volume losses, Kansas City […]

    By Samuel Prince
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why Kansas City Southern’s Freight Traffic Just Rose

    Kansas City Southern reported a YoY (year-over-year) 4.4% rise in railcars in the week ended July 15, 2017.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Energy & Utilities

    Canadian National Railway: What Led Volume Growth in Week 35

    Since the beginning of 2017, Canadian National Railway (CNI) has continually kept its positive momentum. In the week ended September 2, 2017, CNI’s carloads rose 4.2%.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Energy & Utilities

    A Summary of Kansas City Southern’s Freight Volumes in Week 9

    In the ninth week of 2018, US-Mexico commerce-on-rail Kansas City Southern registered a 4% fall in its carload traffic.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Industrials

    Week 41: Affirmed Slow Growth Trend in US Rail Traffic Volumes

    On October 17, the AAR (Association of American Railroads) published its weekly traffic data for Week 41, which ended on October 13.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will US Freight Rail Traffic See Light at the End of the Tunnel?

    Each week, the Association of American Railroads publishes the previous week’s North American freight rail data. The latest data are for the week ended October 29, 2016.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Basic Materials

    Inside Kansas City Southern’s Freight Volumes in Week 48

    In the week ended December 2, 2017, US–Mexico commerce on Kansas City Southern (KSU) reported 6.1% carload traffic gains.

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

    Why BNSF’s Operating Margin Slumped in 3Q16

    Along with BNSF, other Class I railroad companies’ operating margins have been in focus in recent quarters amid weak industry fundamentals.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Industrials

    Kansas City Southern: Lowest Gainer in Week 41 Rail Traffic

    In Week 41, Kansas City Southern (KSU) posted a 2.4% YoY (year-over-year) decline in carload traffic.

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

    Did Coal Push Up Canadian Pacific’s Carloads in the 10th Week?

    Canadian Pacific’s (CP) total carloads rose a marginal 0.9% in the week ended March 11, 2017.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Energy & Utilities

    US Rail Traffic Tumbles along with Canadian and Mexican Peers

    US railcar (TRN) traffic fell by 5.3% to ~262,000 units, as compared to nearly 287,000 units in the week ended July 25, 2015.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Miscellaneous

    Canadian Pacific Railway: A Summary of Freight Traffic in Week 18

    Canadian Pacific Railway’s (CP) total carloads rose 12.4% in the week ended May 6, 2017.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Kansas City Southern: Trailer Volumes Drive Intermodal Growth

    In the week ended April 1, 2017, KSU reported a year-over-year rise of 10% in its overall intermodal traffic.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Rise in Coal Volumes Failed to Lift Canadian Pacific’s Carloads

    Canadian Pacific (CP) registered a 3.9% fall in total railcars in the week ended November 12, 2016.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Miscellaneous

    Canadian Pacific Railway: Inside the Freight Volumes in Week 15

    Canadian Pacific Railway’s (CP) total carloads rose 6.1% in the week ended April 15, 2017.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Mexican and US Rail Traffic in the Red Zone

    The Association of American Railroads has published the North American freight rail data for the week ended October 8, 2016.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Canada and US Freight Rail Traffic Pulls ahead of Mexico

    In the eighth week, US rail traffic rose a marginal 0.1% YoY to ~521,000 railcars, as compared to ~521,000 railcars one year previously.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Miscellaneous

    What Boosted Canadian Pacific’s Railcar Traffic in Week 2

    Canadian Pacific’s railcar traffic Calgary-based Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) posted a marginal gain of 0.6% in its carload traffic in the week ended January 13, 2018, from 29,000 carloads in the week ended January 14, 2017, to 29,300 units. The company’s volume growth was in tune with that of US railroads but contrasted with the decline […]

    By Samuel Prince
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    Miscellaneous

    Coal’s Rise Pushed Up Canadian Pacific’s Carloads in Week 16

    Canadian Pacific Railway’s (CP) total carloads rose 14.0% in the week ended April 22, 2017. The company hauled more than 33,000 railcars that week.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why Did Canadian Pacific’s Carloads Fall in the Week Ending July 9?

    Canadian Pacific (CP) registered a fall of 6.8% in total railcars in the week ended July 9, 2016.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Led to the Fall in Canadian Pacific’s Intermodal Volumes?

    Canadian Pacific’s intermodal volumes Although Canadian Pacific’s (CP) intermodal volumes have been marching forward for the past few quarters, for the week ended January 21, 2017, CP reported a fall of 2.5% in overall intermodal traffic. Intermodal data indicates that the fall was due to a drop in its international intermodal business, where volumes fell […]

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

    US and Canadian Rail Traffic Fell

    In the week ended May 7, 2016, total US railcars went down by ~233,000, a double-digit fall of 15%.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Basic Materials

    Carloads Fall, US Rail Freight Traffic Stalls in Week 46

    In this series, we’ll look at US rail freight traffic during Week 46 of 2017.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Miscellaneous

    Norfolk Southern: Is Canadian Pacific Heading for a Proxy Fight?

    On December 23, 2015, Norfolk Southern (NSC) rejected a third proposal from Canadian Pacific (CP) in the latter’s bid to acquire Norfolk Southern.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Reading US Class I Railroads’ Recent Stock Buybacks

    In 1H17, Union Pacific (UNP) repurchased common stock worth $1.6 billion, compared with $1.2 billion in 1H16. Its FCF was lower in 1H17 YoY.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    CSX’s Increased Operating Efficiency Leads to Improved Margins

    CSX’s operating expense declined by 13%, or $301 million, from 4Q14. The decline was mainly due to lower labor, fuel, materials, and other expenses.

    By Robert Karr
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    Earnings Report

    What Is CSX’s 2016 Outlook?

    In the first quarter of 2016, CSX saw a 5% decline in overall volumes. The management anticipates a marginal decline in volumes and overall earnings for 2016 compared to 2015.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Canadian National’s Carloads: What’s Offsetting the Coal Decline?

    In the week ended January 7, 2017, CNI’s overall volumes rose 1.8% YoY. Railcar volumes rose to ~57,000 units from ~56,000 units in the first week of 2016.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Norfolk Southern’s Rail Traffic Performance in Week 14

    Norfolk Southern’s (NSC) rail freight traffic grew 3% YoY in Week 14 to 154,293 railcars from 149,798 railcars.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
  • uploads///CNI Valuation
    Earnings Report

    Why is Canadian National’s Valuation Gap Narrowing against Peers?

    The slowdown in the Canadian and US economies, coupled with dull growth in manufacturing output in the US, weakened Canadian National’s (CNI) freight-hauling prospects going forward.

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

    Despite Coal Downfall, Canadian National’s Carloads Kept Soaring

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

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    Kansas City Southern: Chemicals and Petroleum Shine in 1Q16

    For Kansas City Southern’s (KSU) Chemicals and Petroleum division, the chemical revenues in 1Q16 were $117.3 million, up by 2% on a year-over-year basis.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Earnings Report

    Why Did Kansas City Southern’s Intermodal Revenues Fall in 1Q16?

    Kansas City Southern’s intermodal revenues in 1Q16 fell to $85.1 million from $95.0 million in 1Q15. This represents a fall of 10% on a year-over-year basis.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Financials

    Canadian Pacific Railway expects earnings to grow 30%

    In October, Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) announced new growth targets and said it expects to more than double its diluted earnings per share (or EPS) over the next four years.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Financials

    Canadian Pacific pushes for rail-sector consolidation

    In October, Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) said it has ended discussions with CSX Corporation (CSX), the largest railroad in the eastern United States, about a possible business combination.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Earnings Report

    Norfolk Southern Impresses in the Third Quarter, Stock Up 2.5%

    Norfolk Southern (NSC) announced its Q3 earnings this morning. NSC’s adjusted EPS of $2.52 beat the analysts’ estimate of $2.44 by 3.1%.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Industrials

    Union Pacific Fell Over 2% on Rating Downgrade from Barclays

    Union Pacific stock (UNP) fell 2.4% on June 13 after Barclays (BCS) lowered its recommendation on the stock from “overweight” to “equal weight.” Barclays analyst Brandon Oglenski believes that the earnings estimate for Union Pacific doesn’t reflect the slower demand environment.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Earnings Report

    What Could Hurt Union Pacific and Its Peers in Q2?

    Analysts expect lower revenue growth to hurt Union Pacific’s bottom-line results. They expect the company to report revenues of $5.63 billion.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    US Rail Traffic Volumes Fell for the 20th Straight Week

    US railroad companies’ traffic volume fell for the 20th consecutive week in Week 23, which ended on June 8. Norfolk Southern (NSC) saw the biggest drop of 9.7%. Will US railroad companies’ traffic volume continue to fall?

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Industrials

    More Railroads Implemented PSR to Enhance Efficiency

    Most railroad companies have implemented the PSR system to optimize their assets and maintain a strict service plan.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Canadian National’s Rail Traffic Grew on Higher Carload Volumes

    Canadian National Railway (CNI) registered a 1.3% YoY (year-over-year) improvement in its overall rail traffic in Week 19.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Drove Canadian National’s Rail Traffic Higher?

    Canadian National Railway (CNI) recorded a 1.9% YoY (year-over-year) improvement in its overall rail traffic in Week 17.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Earnings Report

    What’s Ahead for Canadian Pacific Railway Stock?

    Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) stock has risen ~23.4% YTD, outperforming the broader market as of April 23.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Earnings Report

    What to Expect from Canadian National Railway’s Q1 Earnings

    Canadian National Railway (CNI) is scheduled to release its first-quarter results on April 29.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Drove Canadian Pacific’s Rail Traffic Higher in Week 15?

    Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) recorded a 0.7% YoY (year-over-year) improvement in its overall rail traffic in Week 15.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Weak Intermodal Volumes Drag US Railroad Companies’ Traffic Down

    On April 17, the Association of American Railroads reported that overall volumes for US railroad companies had fallen 1.2% in Week 15.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Earnings Report

    Where Union Pacific Stock Could Be Heading

    Union Pacific stock (UNP) is up ~21% YTD as of April 11 and has outperformed the broader market.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Canadian Pacific’s Rail Traffic Volumes in Week 13

    Canadian Pacific Railway’s (CP) overall rail traffic fell 0.4% YoY to 54,879 railcars in Week 13 from 53,422.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Canadian National’s Rail Traffic in Week 12

    In Week 12, Canadian National Railway’s (CNI) total traffic volume fell 2.2% YoY (year-over-year) to 115,404 railcars from 117,990.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Union Pacific Reports a Double-Digit Decline in Carload Traffic

    Union Pacific’s (UNP) rail traffic fell 9.4% YoY (year-over-year) to 150,914 railcars in Week 11.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Weak Intermodal Performance Hurt CSX’s Rail Traffic in Week 9

    CSX’s (CSX) total rail traffic remained flat YoY (year-over-year) at 123,552 railcars in Week 9.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Industrials

    Norfolk Southern: Investors’ Industry Favorite in 2019

    Norfolk Southern (NSC) has been investors’ industry favorite since the beginning of 2019. The stock has risen 21.3% YTD.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Norfolk Southern: Weak Carload Performance in Week 7

    Norfolk Southern’s (NSC) rail freight traffic fell 3.4% YoY (year-over-year) in week 7. The company hauled 147,531 railcars during week 7.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    CSX: Rail Traffic Growth Continued for the Second Week

    CSX’s total rail traffic volumes rose 1% YoY to 122,833 units in week 7. The company’s rail volumes improved for the second consecutive week.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Weakness in US Rail Traffic Persisted for the Fourth Week

    On February 21, the AAR reported that the overall rail traffic volumes for US rail carriers (IYT) fell 3% in week 7.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    US Rail Traffic Improves Slightly, Downtrend Stabilizes in Week 6

    After registering a decline for two consecutive weeks, US rail companies recorded a slight improvement in freight rail traffic in Week 6.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Norfolk Southern Rose Due to Bullish Operating Outlook

    Norfolk Southern (NSC) shares rose more than 3% on February 11 after the company updated its long-term financial goals.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    CSX’s Week 5 Rail Traffic Hurt by Weak Intermodal Performance

    CSX’s (CSX) total rail traffic fell 11.9% YoY (year-over-year) to 110,216 railcars in Week 5 from the 125,057 railcars it moved in the same week last year.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    NSC Had the Worst Traffic Performance among Peers in Week 5

    Norfolk Southern’s (NSC) rail freight traffic plunged 11.9% YoY (year-over-year) in the fifth week of 2019, the most among all Class I railroad companies.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    US Rail Traffic Downtrend Continued for a Second Consecutive Week

    Freight traffic for US railroad companies fell for the second consecutive week, according to the Association of American Railroads.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Earnings Report

    What Drove Canadian National Railway’s Q4 Earnings Higher?

    Canadian National Railway reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter results. The company’s quarterly revenues and EPS grew significantly.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Kansas City Southern’s Rail Traffic Weakness Persists

    Kansas City Southern’s (KSU) rail traffic performance has stayed weak.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Weak Intermodal Growth Slows CP’s Total Traffic Growth

    Due to weak intermodal traffic, Canadian Pacific Railway’s (CP) total rail traffic growth was much lower than rival Canadian National Railway’s (CNI) in Week 3.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Norfolk Southern’s Rail Traffic Uptrend Continues

    In Week 3, Norfolk Southern’s (NSC) rail traffic volumes rose 10.5% YoY (year-over-year) to 153,801 units from 139,185, driven primarily by robust growth in carloads and intermodal units.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    US Railroads’ Traffic Continues to Grow

    US railroads’ traffic growth has continued. Association of American Railroads data shows that US freight rail traffic rose 6.9% year-over-year in Week 3 of this year.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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