|Bid||100.02 x 2200|
|Ask||112.99 x 800|
|Day's range||102.37 - 107.31|
|52-week range||99.47 - 120.34|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.56|
|PE ratio (TTM)||11.26|
|Earnings date||18 Oct 2018 - 22 Oct 2018|
|Forward dividend & yield||1.44 (1.38%)|
|1y target est||125.94|
Kansas City Southern (KSU), the Class I railroad company that’s been in focus during the Trump presidency, announced its third-quarter earnings results before the market opened on October 18. The company’s adjusted EPS of $1.70 in the quarter were up 38.2% YoY (year-over-year) from $1.23 in the third quarter of 2017. KSU also did well amid network congestion in northern Mexico, which resulted in a difficult operating environment.
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The third-quarter earnings for the major US railroads started with Eastern US rail giant CSX (CSX). On October 16, CSX reported its third-quarter earnings after market hours.
Over the past few weeks, Canadian Pacific Railway’s (CP) rail traffic has displayed strong momentum. In Week 40, the company registered 8.4% YoY (year-over-year) carload traffic growth. In the week, CP hauled ~36,000 railcars excluding intermodal traffic compared to ~33,200 units in Week 40 of 2017.
In Week 40, Kansas City Southern (KSU), the smallest Class I railroad company, reported an 8.7% YoY (year-over-year) fall in carload traffic. The railroad company carried ~24,600 railcars excluding intermodal units in the week compared to ~26,900 units in Week 40 of 2017. KSU’s carload traffic trended in the opposite direction of US railroad companies’ 0.7% YoY gains in the same category.
Major Western US railroad company Union Pacific (UNP) recorded a ~1% YoY (year-over-year) fall in Week 40 carload traffic. In the week, the company carried ~95,300 railcars sans intermodal units compared to ~96,300 in the comparable week of 2017.
Berkshire Hathaway–owned BNSF Railway (BRK.B) saw 3.8% YoY (year-over-year) carload traffic growth in Week 40. The Western US major rail carrier moved ~106,200 railcars sans intermodal traffic in the week compared to ~102,300 units in Week 40 of 2017.
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Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) registered 6% YoY (year-over-year) carload traffic growth in week 39. CP moved ~37,100 railcars excluding intermodal traffic in the week compared to ~35,000 units in the same week last year. The railroad’s YoY rail traffic volume gain of 2.8% was in third place during the week. Union Pacific (UNP) remained in first place with 4.9% gains. CSX (CSX) with a 4% gain ranked second. Kansas City Southern (KSU) ranked fourth in terms of week 39’s total volume gains.
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. The railroad hauled slightly more than 26,000 carloads during the week. KSU’s carload traffic trended in the reverse direction compared to 0.5% YoY gains reported by US railroad (XTN) companies in the week.
CSX (CSX), a major Eastern US railroad, reported 5.9% YoY (year-over-year) growth in week 39 carload traffic. The company moved ~73,100 railcars excluding intermodal units in the week compared to 69,000 units in the same period last year.
Union Pacific (UNP), BNSF Railway’s competitor in the Western US, reported a 2.3% YoY (year-over-year) carload traffic slump in week 39. UNP hauled ~95,800 railcars except for intermodal units compared to ~98,000 in the corresponding week of 2017. The decline in Union Pacific’s carload traffic was offset by 14.2% YoY gains in Week 39 intermodal traffic. The railroad was in the top position for week 39 rail traffic gains with 4.9% gains. UNP’s carload traffic loss was in contrast with rival BNSF Railway’s (BRK.B) 3.9% gains and US railroads’ 3.7% gains in the week.
The AAR (Association of American Railroads) published its weekly traffic data on October 3. The data pertained to 12 major North American railroads during week 39, which ended on September 29. The rail traffic data is grouped into carload traffic and intermodal units. Intermodal units are expressed in containers and truck trailers.
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