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    Real Insights

    Five Key Railroad Stocks for Investors in 2021

    By Rachel Curry
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    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
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    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
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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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    CSX Stock Rises on Record 2Q15 Earnings

    CSX reported its second quarter earnings on July 14. The company beat the Wall Street analysts’ EPS estimates of $0.52, posting earnings per share of $0.56.

    By Robert Karr
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Norfolk Southern’s Aggressive Shareholder Return Plan

    Norfolk Southern (NSC) has always tried to enhance shareholders’ wealth through dividend payments and share repurchases.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Kansas City Southern Stock Rises on Upbeat Q1 Earnings

    Kansas City Southern stock rose 3.4% in premarket trading on April 17 after it reported better-than-expected results for the first quarter.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Getting a Read on the Railroad Industry

    Railroads have seen a boost in intermodal traffic recently due to heightened international trade, continued investment in growing intermodal rail networks, and a shift from trucks to railways.

    By Santiago Solari
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    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
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    CSX Intermodal Volumes Increase on Domestic Shipments

    CSX’s (CSX) Intermodal division provides an alternative to transporting freight on highways using trucks. It reported revenues of $446 million in 4Q15 compared to $465 million in 4Q14.

    By Robert Karr
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    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
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    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
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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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    How US Class I Railroad Stocks Have Fared since the Hurricanes

    There have been varied estimates of the damages caused by Harvey, from $65.0 billion to as high as $190.0 billion. In this series, we’ll look at how Hurricanes Harvey and Irma affected Class I railroads.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Industrials

    What Pulled Down BNSF’s Intermodal Volumes?

    BNSF Railway’s (BRK-B) total intermodal traffic for the week ended July 16, 2016, was down 4.3%.

    By Samuel Prince
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    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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    Commodities that Led CSX’s Rail Freight Volume Growth in Week 30

    Eastern US railroad giant CSX Corporation (CSX) reported 6.1% year-over-year carload traffic growth in Week 30.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Kansas City Southern’s Carloads Rolled against the Tide, Up 6.6%

    In the week ended November 5, 2016, Kansas City Southern’s (KSU) total railcars rose 6.6% compared with the corresponding period in 2015.

    By Samuel Prince
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    How CSX’s Carloads Compared with Industry Volumes in Week 6

    In the sixth week of 2018 (ended February 10), CSX posted a 9% loss in carload traffic.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    AMFQX: More Than 60% Exposure to Derivative Securities

    AMFQX is an alternative mutual fund that seeks to generate positive absolute returns with a low correlation to the returns of broad stock and bond markets.

    By Ivan Kading
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why Kansas City Southern’s Freight Volumes Fell Last Week

    Kansas City Southern (KSU) saw its railcar volumes fall 0.3% to ~26,000 railcars last week (ended September 23, 2017).

    By Samuel Prince
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    Energy & Utilities

    Kansas City Southern’s Coal Carloads Offered a Surprise

    In the week ended July 9, 2016, Kansas City Southern’s (KSU) total railcars were down 5.8% compared with the corresponding period last year.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Comparing BNSF Railway’s Freight Volumes with the Industry in Week 36

    Berkshire Hathaway–owned BNSF Railway’s (BRK-B) railcar traffic fell 1.4% in the week ended September 9, 2017.

    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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    North American Rail Volumes Rose in Week 36

    US railroad (XLI) companies’ overall railcar traffic rose 4.2% YoY in the week ended September 8.

    By Samuel Prince
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    How KSU’s Week 24 Traffic Growth Compared with the Industry

    In Week 24, the United States’ smallest Class I railroad, Kansas City Southern (KSU), registered a small gain of 0.2% in its carload traffic.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Kansas City Southern: Railcars Kept Freight Volumes Up in Week 37

    Kansas City Southern’s (KSU) railcar traffic increased 4.5% in the week ended September 16, 2017.

    By Samuel Prince
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    BNSF Railway: Volume Growth Was Higher Than Industry’s in Week 37

    Berkshire Hathaway’s privately owned BNSF Railway’s (BRK.B) railcar traffic expanded marginally 1.6% in the week ended September 16, 2017.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Commodities That Drove KSU’s Volumes Higher in Week 23

    The smallest Class I US railroad, Kansas City Southern (KSU), saw its carload traffic rise 3.8% YoY (year-over-year) in Week 23.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Week 38: US Rail Traffic Growth Stood Out in North America

    The Association of American Railroads published its weekly rail traffic data for 12 key North American railroad companies on September 26.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Norfolk Southern’s Intermodal: Containers Up and Trailers Down

    Norfolk Southern’s (NSC) total intermodal traffic for the week ended May 7, 2016, fell by 3.4% to nearly 75,000 containers and trailers.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Commodities that Pulled Down CSX’s Carloads in Week 4

    In the week ended January 27, 2018, CSX lost around 2,000 carloads compared with the week ended January 28, 2017.

    By Samuel Prince
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    A Close Look at Kansas City Southern’s Carloads

    Kansas City Southern’s carloads In the week ended February 18, 2017, Kansas City Southern’s (KSU) total railcars rose 12.6% from the corresponding week of 2016. In the same week, KSU hauled over 25,000 railcars, compared with 22,000 units in the week ended February 20, 2016. Carloads other than coal and coke rose 8.9% YoY (year-over-year). […]

    By Samuel Prince
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    Why Genesee and Wyoming’s European Carloads Slumped in October

    The decrease in the UK and European carloads in October was primarily due to the fall in coal and coke, mineral and stone, and intermodal carloads.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Steady Decline in US Rail Traffic Points to State of US Economy

    In this series, we’ll take a look at all major US railroad’s rail traffic for the week ended August 13, 2016. During this week, US carloads (UNP) fell by 7.1%, at 267,000-plus units from 288,000 units in the week ended August 15, 2015.

    By Samuel Prince
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    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
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    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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    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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    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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    Miscellaneous

    Did Kansas City Southern Overreact to Trump’s Success?

    Eastern US railroad stocks (NSC) (CSX) celebrated Trump’s prospective entry into the White House. Why did the smallest Class I railroad stock catch a cold?

    By Samuel Prince
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    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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    Which Commodities Pulled Down CSX’s Freight Volumes in Week 48?

    CSX registered a 0.6% gain in intermodal volumes in week 48 of 2017.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Rise in Non-Coal Volumes Limits Fall in Kansas City Southern’s Carloads

    In the week ended September 3, 2016, Kansas City Southern’s (KSU) total railcars fell by 0.75% compared with the corresponding period in 2015.

    By Samuel Prince
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    How CSX’s Traffic Growth Stacked Up against Norfolk Southern’s

    Eastern US railroad CSX (CSX) posted 5.4% YoY (year-over-year) growth in carload traffic in week 36.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Kansas City Southern’s Carloads: Unfazed by Coal Volume Slump

    In the week ended December 10, 2016, Kansas City Southern’s (KSU) total railcars rose 1.7% compared to the corresponding period in 2015.

    By Samuel Prince
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    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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    Why Genesee & Wyoming’s European Carloads Rose in November

    Genesee & Wyoming’s (GWR) European carloads rose marginally 0.60% in November 2016. In the same period last year, GWR hauled 99,000 railcars.

    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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    AMFQX Had an Overall Market Beta of Zero at the End of 4Q15

    At the end of 4Q15, the fund had an overall market beta of zero compared to the beta of 0.04 of its benchmark Morningstar Managed Futures Category Average.

    By Ivan Kading
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Why Did Genesee & Wyoming’s Australian Carloads Fall in July?

    Genesee & Wyoming’s Australian carloads declined by 13.7% in July 2016, hauling more than 15,000 railcars, as compared to over 17,000 one year previously.

    By Samuel Prince
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    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
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    Reviewing GWR’s European Carloads in April 2017

    Genesee & Wyoming’s (GWR) European carloads fell 9.1% YoY (year-over-year) in April 2017. GWR’s other-than-coal carloads fell 8.2% on a YoY basis in April 2017.

    By Samuel Prince
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    US Rail Freight Volumes for Week 38 Show a Mixed Bag

    US rail freight volumes were rising on a year-over-year basis until the third week of August 2017, but Hurricanes Harvey and Irma disrupted the pace.

    By Samuel Prince
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    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Kansas City Southern: Week 29’s Lowest Gainer in Volume Growth

    Kansas City Southern (KSU), the smallest US Class I railroad company, reported the lowest weekly gains in total rail traffic in Week 29.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Carload Traffic Gains Pushed CSX’s Rail Traffic Up in Week 38

    Major Eastern US railroad company CSX Corporation (CSX) witnessed a 7.6% YoY (year-over-year) rise in its Week 38 carload traffic.

    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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    Energy & Utilities

    Week 9: CSX’s Freight Volumes Trended in Contrast with Industry

    Eastern US major railroad company CSX Corporation (CSX) continues to see a declining trend in its carload traffic in 2018.

    By Samuel Prince
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    US Rail Traffic Saw Low Single-Digit Growth in Week 25

    In Week 25, US rail carriers’ total rail traffic, including intermodal, expanded 3.7% YoY, hauling 557,300 railcars compared to 537,300.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Kansas City Southern’s Carloads Rolled against the Tide, Up 7.2%

    In the week ended November 12, 2016, Kansas City Southern’s coal and coke railcar units fell 6%.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Which Commodities Brought down KSU’s Carloads in Week 20

    The smallest US Class I railroad, Kansas City Southern (KSU), saw its carload traffic fall 1.4% YoY (year-over-year) in Week 20 (ended May 19).

    By Samuel Prince
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    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
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Are Major US Railroads Valued by the Market?

    Kansas City Southern (KSU) was trading at a forward PE multiple of 19.5x, the highest in its peer group of major US railroads, on August 26, 2016.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Why Kansas City Southern’s Railcar Traffic Fell in Week 13

    The smallest US Class I railroad, Kansas City Southern (KSU), reported a high-single-digit fall in its carload traffic in Week 13 of 2018.

    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

    Why Kansas City Southern’s Carloads Jumped

    In the week ended March 11, 2017, Kansas City Southern’s (KSU) total railcars rose 21% from the corresponding week of 2016.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Why CSX’s Freight Volumes Fell in Week 46

    CSX’s carload volumes in Week 46 In the week ended November 18, 2017, Jacksonville-based CSX (CSX) reported a 4.7% fall in carload traffic from the week ended November 19, 2016. CSX’s carloads fell to 69,500 units in the 46th week of this year, from ~73,000 carloads in the corresponding week of 2016. The company’s volume loss was […]

    By Samuel Prince
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    Chilton sells position in Kohlberg Kravis Roberts

    By acquiring KKR Financial Holdings, KKR increased the scale and liquidity of its balance sheet and added over $2 billion in net assets to support the continued growth of its business.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Behind Kansas City Southern’s Intermodal Growth amid Weak Trailers

    Kansas City Southern (KSU) reported a 7.2% rise in its overall intermodal volumes of containers and trailers in the week ended July 1, 2017.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Industrials

    Comparing CSX’s Rail Traffic with the Industry in Week 24

    In Week 24, Eastern US rail carrier CSX (CSX) witnessed a 2.2% YoY (year-over-year) rise in carload traffic.

    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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Freight Rail Traffic in the Green, Canada and Mexico Follow

    Every week, the Association of American Railroads publishes North American freight rail data for the previous week. The latest figures are for the week ended March 18, 2017.

    By Samuel Prince
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    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
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Inside GWR’s European Carload Rise in January

    Genesee & Wyoming’s (GWR) European carloads rose 11.2% YoY in January 2017.

    By Samuel Prince
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