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    Earnings Report

    Caterpillar: Lower Q3 Results, Earnings Guidance Fell

    Caterpillar reported its third-quarter earnings today. The company’s revenues fell to $12.8 billion—a 6% fall compared to the same quarter in 2018.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
  • uploads///CSX Coal
    Earnings Report

    What Led to the Solid Jump in CSX’s Coal Revenues in 2Q17?

    In this article, we’ll take stock of CSX’s (CSX) coal revenues in 2Q17.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Miscellaneous

    A Snapshot of Canadian Pacific Railway’s Week 19 Freight Traffic

    Canadian Pacific Railway’s (CP) total carloads rose 24.7% in the week ended May 13, 2017. The company hauled more than 32,000 railcars in the week.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///BNSF Intermodal
    Miscellaneous

    Comparing BNSF’s Intermodal Rise with UNP’s in Week 19

    In the 19th week of 2017, BNSF Railway’s (BRK-B) overall intermodal traffic rose 6.3% YoY (year-over-year) to ~101,000 containers and trailers.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///CP Carloads Intermodal
    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
  • uploads///BNSF Intermodal
    Miscellaneous

    BNSF Railway: How Its Intermodal Fared in Week 18

    In the 18th week of 2017, BNSF Railway’s (BRK-B) overall intermodal traffic rose 1.4% year-over-year to ~97,600 containers and trailers, compared with 96,300 containers in the corresponding week of 2016.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///CP Carloads
    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
  • uploads///BNSF Intermodal
    Miscellaneous

    How BNSF Railway’s Intermodal Volumes Compare

    BNSF Railway’s intermodal volumes In the 17th week of 2017, BNSF Railway’s (BRK-B) overall intermodal traffic rose 6.7% YoY (year-over-year) to ~102,000 containers and trailers, compared with 95,000 containers in the corresponding week of 2016. The company’s container volumes rose 7.1% to ~91,000 containers. BNSF’s trailer volumes rose 3.4% YoY to ~10,000 trailers. The rise […]

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///CP Carloads Intermodal
    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
  • uploads///BNSF Intermodal
    Miscellaneous

    Unpacking BNSF Railway’s Intermodal Traffic in Week 16

    In the 16th week of 2017, BNSF Railway’s (BRK-B) overall intermodal traffic fell 4% YoY (year-over-year) to more than 93,000 containers and trailers.

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

    Why a Majority of Analysts Advise a ‘Buy’ on CSX

    Of the 29 analysts covering CSX, seven have issued a “strong buy,” 11 advise a “buy,” and ten analysts suggest a “hold” on the stock. Only one analyst issued a “sell” opinion on CSX stock.

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

    Does the Rise in CSX’s 1Q17 Coal Revenues Signal Recovery?

    CSX’s coal volumes rose to 205,000 units in 1Q17, up 3% from 200,000 units in 1Q16.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///CP Carloads and Intermodal
    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
  • uploads///BNSF Intermodal
    Miscellaneous

    BNSF Railway: How Intermodal Volumes Compared in Week 15

    In the 15th week of 2017, BNSF Railway’s (BRK-B) overall intermodal traffic rose 5.1% YoY to more than 100,000 containers and trailers.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///CP Carloads
    Miscellaneous

    Canadian Pacific Railway: Overall Freight Traffic in Week 14

    Canadian Pacific Railway’s (CP) total carloads rose to 5.0% in the week ended April 8, 2017.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///BNSF Intermodal
    Miscellaneous

    BNSF Railway: How Intermodal Volumes Compared in Week 14

    In the 14th week of 2017, BNSF Railway’s (BRK-B) overall intermodal traffic rose 9.2% on a YoY basis to more than 98,000 containers and trailers.

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

    Canadian Pacific: How Its Freight Volume Compared with Its Peers

    Coal accounted for 11% of Canadian Pacific’s (CP) revenues and 12% of its carloads in 2016.

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

    In the 13th Week of 2017, BNSF Railway Moved More Trailers Than UNP

    In the 13th week of 2017, BNSF Railway (BRK-B) recorded a 17.6% rise in its overall intermodal traffic on a year-over-year basis.

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

    Canadian Pacific: How Its Carloads Compare with Canadian National

    Canadian Pacific’s (CP) total carloads rose marginally 2.1% in the week ended March 25, 2017. The company hauled almost 32,000 railcars that week.

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

    How BNSF’s Intermodal Volumes Compare in the 12th Week

    In the 12th week of 2017, BNSF Railway’s (BRK-B) overall intermodal traffic rose 17.6% YoY to more than 98,000 containers and trailers.

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

    Did Coal Boost Canadian Pacific’s Carloads in Week 11?

    Canadian Pacific’s (CP) total carloads fell 0.4% in the week ended March 18, 2017. The company hauled more than 31,000 railcars in the week.

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

    BNSF Railway’s Intermodal Volumes: Containers Surge, Trailers Lag

    In the 11th week of 2017, BNSF Railway’s (BRK-B) overall intermodal traffic rose 6.7% on a YoY (year-over-year) basis to over 93,000 containers and trailers.

    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
  • uploads///BNSF Intermodal
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Decoding BNSF Railway’s Intermodal Volumes in the 10th Week

    In the tenth week of 2017, BNSF Railway’s (BRK-B) overall intermodal traffic rose 11.5% on a YoY (year-over-year) basis to ~96,000 containers and trailers.

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

    Analyzing Canadian Pacific’s Carloads in the 9th Week

    Canadian Pacific’s (CP) total carloads fell a marginal 0.6% in the week ended March 4, 2017.

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

    BNSF Railway’s Intermodal Volumes Matter

    In the eighth week of 2017, BNSF’s overall intermodal traffic rose slightly by 0.8% YoY to ~100,000 containers and trailers.

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

    BNSF Railway’s Intermodal Volumes in the 7th Week of 2017

    BNSF Railway’s intermodal volumes In the seventh week of 2017, BNSF Railway’s (BRK-B) overall intermodal traffic rose 7.8% on a YoY (year-over-year) basis to more than 99,000 containers and trailers, up from ~92,000 containers in the same week of 2016. The container volume was up 8.7%, at 89,000 plus containers. Trailer volumes rose 1.2% YoY […]

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

    BNSF Railway’s Intermodal: Your Industry Comparison

    In the fifth week of 2017, BNSF Railway’s (BRK-B) container traffic rose 6.2% YoY.

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

    Boosted by Coal Volumes, Canadian Pacific’s Carloads Rose

    Canadian Pacific’s carloads Canadian Pacific’s (CP) total carloads rose 6.5% in the week ended January 28, 2017. The company hauled 32,000 railcars that week, compared with 30,000 in the corresponding week of 2016. CP’s railcars, excluding coal, rose 3% to settle at 26,000 units in the third week of 2017, compared with ~24,600 railcars in the […]

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

    Comparing BNSF Railway’s Intermodal Volumes

    BNSF Railway’s intermodal volumes In the fourth week of 2017, BNSF Railway’s (BRK-B) container traffic rose 4% on a YoY (year-over-year) basis, to ~91,000 containers from ~87,000 containers in the same week of 2016. Trailer volumes rose marginally by 1.5% to ~11,000 trailers. BNSF’s percentage rise in intermodal traffic was slightly higher than the increase reported […]

    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///CP Carloads
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Which Commodity Groups Pulled Down Canadian Pacific’s Carloads?

    Canadian Pacific’s (CP) carloads fell 3.5% in terms of total railcars in the week ended December 31, 2016.

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

    This Sharp Rise Lifted BNSF Railway’s Intermodal Volumes

    BNSF Railway’s (BRK-B) total intermodal traffic for the week ended December 24, 2016, rose 36.6%.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///CP Carloads
    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
  • uploads///CP Carloads
    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
  • uploads///CP Carloadsa
    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
  • uploads///BNSF Intermodal
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Did BNSF’s Intermodal Volumes Compare with the US Railroads?

    The total traffic for BNSF Railway’s (BRK-B) Intermodal segment for the week ended November 5, 2016, was up 3.2%.

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

    How Canadian Pacific’s Carloads Compared to the Industry’s

    Canadian Pacific (CP) registered a fall of 5.5% in total railcars in the week ended October 29, 2016. The company hauled over 32,000 railcars in the week.

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

    Where Do Canadian Pacific’s Carloads Stand among Industry Peers?

    Canadian Pacific (CP) registered a YoY fall of 2.3% in total railcars in the week ended October 22, 2016. The company hauled ~30,000 railcars that week.

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

    How Did Canadian Pacific’s Carloads Compare to Its Rival’s?

    Canadian Pacific (CP) registered a fall of 2.3% in total railcars in the week ended October 8, 2016. The company hauled 32,000 railcars in the same week.

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

    Global Oversupply Pulls Down CSX’s Coal Revenues in 3Q16

    CSXs’ coal revenues fell to $467.0 million in 3Q16. Revenues fell 20% from $583.0 million in 3Q15.

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

    How Did Canadian Pacific’s Carloads Compare to Rival CNI’s?

    Canadian Pacific (CP) registered a fall of 5.4% in its total railcars in the week ended October 1, 2016. The company hauled 32,000 railcars in the week.

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

    How Canadian Pacific’s Carloads Compare to Rival CNI’s

    Canadian Pacific (CP) registered a fall of 4.1% in total railcars in the week ended September 24, 2016. The company hauled 32,000 railcars in the week.

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

    Canadian Pacific’s Carloads Fell despite a Rise in Coal Volumes

    Canadian Pacific’s coal carloads rose marginally—in contrast to the sharp fall of 18.6% reported by rival Canadian National—in the week ending September 17.

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

    Not Even the Rise in Coal Volumes Could Stop the Fall in Canadian Pacific’s Carloads Last Week

    Canadian Pacific (CP) registered a YoY fall of 8.9% in total railcars in the week ending September 10, 2016. The company hauled 29,000 railcars last week.

    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///CP Carloads
    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
  • uploads///CP Carloads
    Energy & Utilities

    Volumes Sans Coal Pull Down Canadian Pacific’s Carloads

    Canadian Pacific (CP) registered a fall of 8.8% in total railcars in the week ended August 20, 2016. It hauled 31,000 railcars that week.

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

    What Took a Toll on Canadian Pacific’s Carloads?

    Canadian Pacific registered a fall of 8% in total railcars in the week ended August 6, 2016. It hauled more than 30,000 railcars that week.

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

    Why Coal’s Rise Couldn’t Stop the Fall in Canadian Pacific’s Carloads

    Canadian Pacific (CP) registered a fall of 4.5% in total railcars in the week ended July 30, 2016. The company hauled more than 29,000 railcars that week.

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

    BNSF’s Intermodal Volumes Swim against the Tide

    BNSF’s (BRK-B) total intermodal traffic for the week ended July 23, 2016, rose by 2%.

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

    Why Canadian Pacific’s Carloads Fell in the Week Ending July 2

    Canadian Pacific (CP) registered a fall of 2.7% in total railcars in the week ended July 2, 2016.

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

    How Did BNSF’s Intermodal Volumes Fare?

    BNSF Railway’s (BRK-B) total intermodal traffic for the week ended July 2, 2016, was up 1.7%.

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

    Kansas City Southern’s Carloads, and What They Have to Do with Mexico

    In the week ending June 11, 2016, Kansas City Southern’s (KSU) total railcars declined by 8.1% YoY (year-over-year).

    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///BNSF Intermodal
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Did BNSF’s Intermodal Volumes Shrink Too Much?

    BNSF Railway’s (BRK-B) total intermodal traffic for the week ended June 4, 2016, was down by 14.8%.

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

    How Does the Market Value Major US Railroads?

    The EV-to-forward EBITDA ratio denotes how a railroad is valued for each dollar of EBITDA that it’s anticipated to earn.

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

    What Are Analysts’ Recommendations for Major US Railroads?

    Of the 26 analysts who gave recommendations for Canadian National Railway, six analysts gave it a “buy,” 20 gave it a “hold,” and no analysts gave it a “sell.”

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///Locomotive age
    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Quick Glance at Major US Railroads’ Fleet Age

    The fleet of railroads includes railcars and locomotives. In this part, we’ll compare the average locomotive fleet age of US Class I railroads.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///Coal revenue
    Company & Industry Overviews

    US Class I Railroads: Why Are Coal Volumes a Concern?

    The Appalachian region’s 2016 output is expected to fall ~13%. It will impact the future coal volumes for eastern US railroads.

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

    CP’s Intermodal: Domestic Volumes Up, International Volumes Down

    Canadian Pacific’s intermodal traffic was down by just 2% compared with a 6.3% and 2.3% fall in total US and Canadian intermodal traffic, respectively.

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

    BNSF’s Intermodal Traffic Fell Less Than US Intermodal Traffic

    BNSF Railway’s (BRK-B) total intermodal traffic for the week ended April 16, 2016, fell by 4.3% to 96,000 containers and trailers.

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

    CNI’s Railcar Traffic Slumps More Than US and Canada Rail Traffic

    Canadian National Railway (CNI) recorded a nearly 20% fall in total railcars in the week ended April 16, 2016. It hauled nearly 55,000 railcars in the week.

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

    CNI: Coal Takes a Toll on Total Railcar Units

    Canadian National Railway (CNI) reported a ~20% fall in total railcar units in the week ended March 26, 2016.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///North American
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Double-Digit Fall in Intermodal Rail Traffic Raises Concerns

    In the week ending March 26, 2016, the total US railcar units fell to 232,000, reflecting a significant drop of 18.5% from 285,000 units in the week ending March 28, 2015.

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

    How Does FedEx’s Capital Expenditure Stack Up against Peers?

    In the last ten years, FDX has spent an average of ~8% of its revenue on procuring capital assets.

    By Samuel Prince
  • uploads///MSI
    Financials

    ValueAct Capital sells shares in Motorola Solutions

    ValueAct Capital lowered its position in MSI. An amended 13D filing in November noted that the fund owns 17,588,576 shares. This is down from 28,907,623 shares.

    By Samantha Nielson
  • Industrials

    Why Lockheed Martin’s growth is leading to strong earnings

    As we’ve seen in the last few articles of this series, Lockheed Martin’s (LMT) management has been trying different strategies to drive growth in its revenue and earnings. These efforts seem to have paid off.

    By Ally Schmidt
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