CSX Corp

CSX-Q

NASDAQ:CSX

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The CSX Corporation is an American holding company focused on real estate and railways in North America, among other industries. The company was established in 1978 as part of the Chessie System and Seaboard Coast Line Industries merger.
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October 18, 2019
They have started to bring down their operating costs. The low hanging fruit has been picked. It's hard to extract costs more without risking safety. Revenue is driven by economic activities that are slowing down.
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October 18, 2019
They have started to bring down their operating costs. The low hanging fruit has been picked. It's hard to extract costs more without risking safety. Revenue is driven by economic activities that are slowing down.
HOLD
HOLD
September 20, 2019

He owns CNR-T over CP-T and CSX-Q in the US. CP-T is more grain and resource orientated -- East to West. CNR-T has more exposure to the US markets. He would hold if you own and wait for a pullback to buy more.

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September 20, 2019

He owns CNR-T over CP-T and CSX-Q in the US. CP-T is more grain and resource orientated -- East to West. CNR-T has more exposure to the US markets. He would hold if you own and wait for a pullback to buy more.

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WATCH
August 22, 2019
The rails are an interesting space because they are very much affected by the trade dispute with China. It has suffered a bit but then been brought back into a more reasonable valuation range. Revenues will probably drop one percent this year. He does not think it can keep going up. Let the trade issue resolve itself before stepping in.
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August 22, 2019
The rails are an interesting space because they are very much affected by the trade dispute with China. It has suffered a bit but then been brought back into a more reasonable valuation range. Revenues will probably drop one percent this year. He does not think it can keep going up. Let the trade issue resolve itself before stepping in.
BUY
BUY
October 18, 2018

The CEO passed away. The railroad industry is bullish at the moment. Truckers are not allowed to drive 40 hours now. Trucking is becoming more expensive. Railroads are getting more market share and they continue to get more efficient. (Analysts’ price target is $81.09)

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CSX Corp (CSX-Q)
October 18, 2018

The CEO passed away. The railroad industry is bullish at the moment. Truckers are not allowed to drive 40 hours now. Trucking is becoming more expensive. Railroads are getting more market share and they continue to get more efficient. (Analysts’ price target is $81.09)

SELL
SELL
July 30, 2018

The rails have been on a spectacular run in this cycle. This one started down at its book value and now is close to 5 times book value. The best days are behind it. If the economy ever has a setback this stock could go down substantially.

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July 30, 2018

The rails have been on a spectacular run in this cycle. This one started down at its book value and now is close to 5 times book value. The best days are behind it. If the economy ever has a setback this stock could go down substantially.

COMMENT
COMMENT
June 19, 2018

Rails in general are benefiting from strong economy in North America, especially the US. All these companies have become more efficient, infrastructure plays. Trade wars are a risk. Generally, the rails are a good way to play North American economy.

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June 19, 2018

Rails in general are benefiting from strong economy in North America, especially the US. All these companies have become more efficient, infrastructure plays. Trade wars are a risk. Generally, the rails are a good way to play North American economy.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
March 20, 2018

They are continuing the plan that Hunter Harrison put in place to improve efficiency, drive down the operating ratio, and sell assets. Velocity is up 20% this year: trains are moving faster, which provides better service and increases capacity. CSX is improving its capital profile, with higher cash flow margins. He expects every dollar of revenue to convert to about 30 cents in the future from a historical level of 8 cents. There have been complaints from the customer (shipper) base as a result of all the cost cutting but if CSX keeps improving its operating metrics, the customers’ concerns will be resolved. (Analysts’ price target is 62.92$)

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March 20, 2018

They are continuing the plan that Hunter Harrison put in place to improve efficiency, drive down the operating ratio, and sell assets. Velocity is up 20% this year: trains are moving faster, which provides better service and increases capacity. CSX is improving its capital profile, with higher cash flow margins. He expects every dollar of revenue to convert to about 30 cents in the future from a historical level of 8 cents. There have been complaints from the customer (shipper) base as a result of all the cost cutting but if CSX keeps improving its operating metrics, the customers’ concerns will be resolved. (Analysts’ price target is 62.92$)

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
January 31, 2018

(A Top Pick Jan 27/17. Up 20.1%.) There was a big upside when Hunter Harrison joined the firm. The secular story is really one of taking costs out of the company and making it more efficient. He expects the story to continue, and for the stock to continue to grind higher.

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January 31, 2018

(A Top Pick Jan 27/17. Up 20.1%.) There was a big upside when Hunter Harrison joined the firm. The secular story is really one of taking costs out of the company and making it more efficient. He expects the story to continue, and for the stock to continue to grind higher.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
January 30, 2018

Hunter Harrison was the CEO at the time of his passing. His approach was a very rigid, cost cutting, precision railroad, and to drive the Operating Ratio down as far as he possibly could. This was at the cost of good business. The OR right now is at about 65%, pretty low. It's not an easy railroad to run. It’s highly reliant on coal. Trading at about 21 or 22 times earnings. He would pass on this.

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January 30, 2018

Hunter Harrison was the CEO at the time of his passing. His approach was a very rigid, cost cutting, precision railroad, and to drive the Operating Ratio down as far as he possibly could. This was at the cost of good business. The OR right now is at about 65%, pretty low. It's not an easy railroad to run. It’s highly reliant on coal. Trading at about 21 or 22 times earnings. He would pass on this.

COMMENT
COMMENT
December 27, 2017

Likes it very much. Had been under some pressure. CEO Hunter Harrison passed away a few weeks ago. Bought in and agreed with the transformation Hunter brought to CSX. The remaining executive team led by James Foote now are going to carry on the transformational plan.

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CSX Corp (CSX-Q)
December 27, 2017

Likes it very much. Had been under some pressure. CEO Hunter Harrison passed away a few weeks ago. Bought in and agreed with the transformation Hunter brought to CSX. The remaining executive team led by James Foote now are going to carry on the transformational plan.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
November 10, 2017

(Market Call Minute.) A very expensive railway. Hunter Harrison has taken over and they’ve built in a huge premium, which he doesn’t think is deserved. He would prefer Union Pacific which is better run and has a better valuation.

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November 10, 2017

(Market Call Minute.) A very expensive railway. Hunter Harrison has taken over and they’ve built in a huge premium, which he doesn’t think is deserved. He would prefer Union Pacific which is better run and has a better valuation.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
November 6, 2017

(Market Call Minute). For Hunter Harrison, 2 out of 3 isn't bad, and doesn't think he can do the same thing for this rail. The markets are already paying up for what he can do with this company. He would own Canadian Pacific (CP-T) instead, which is cheaper and still has a growth story.

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CSX Corp (CSX-Q)
November 6, 2017

(Market Call Minute). For Hunter Harrison, 2 out of 3 isn't bad, and doesn't think he can do the same thing for this rail. The markets are already paying up for what he can do with this company. He would own Canadian Pacific (CP-T) instead, which is cheaper and still has a growth story.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
October 13, 2017

(A Top Pick Jan 27/17. Up 12%.) This is a Hunter Harrison story. He is turning the company around. The unions and clients were getting unhappy, and if he works his magic as he has done in the past, we should see continued upside from here. Still a Buy.

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CSX Corp (CSX-Q)
October 13, 2017

(A Top Pick Jan 27/17. Up 12%.) This is a Hunter Harrison story. He is turning the company around. The unions and clients were getting unhappy, and if he works his magic as he has done in the past, we should see continued upside from here. Still a Buy.

COMMENT
COMMENT
October 5, 2017

Hunter Harrison is certainly trying to bring his magic to the table, and this company has been moving up nicely. The stock is pretty much fully priced at the present time.

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CSX Corp (CSX-Q)
October 5, 2017

Hunter Harrison is certainly trying to bring his magic to the table, and this company has been moving up nicely. The stock is pretty much fully priced at the present time.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
August 17, 2017

Hunter Harrison is controversial because he comes in with very strong ideas on how to create efficiencies and get operating ratios down. The multiple on the stock, in anticipation of Hunter Harrison coming in, grew to the point where it was probably trading at a 70%-80% premium to the normal multiple. They did a reasonable job in bringing the operating ratio down. He likes areas that are a little less controversial, where people work in a conciliatory way. The company has some inherent difficulties, such as a fairly large coal portfolio. He would look at Union Pacific (UNP-N) instead.

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CSX Corp (CSX-Q)
August 17, 2017

Hunter Harrison is controversial because he comes in with very strong ideas on how to create efficiencies and get operating ratios down. The multiple on the stock, in anticipation of Hunter Harrison coming in, grew to the point where it was probably trading at a 70%-80% premium to the normal multiple. They did a reasonable job in bringing the operating ratio down. He likes areas that are a little less controversial, where people work in a conciliatory way. The company has some inherent difficulties, such as a fairly large coal portfolio. He would look at Union Pacific (UNP-N) instead.

BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
August 10, 2017

There has been new management bought in to bring down operating ratios. He likes it and would let it pull back a little more before buying it. $45-$46 would be a better entry point. He likes the steady US economy.

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August 10, 2017

There has been new management bought in to bring down operating ratios. He likes it and would let it pull back a little more before buying it. $45-$46 would be a better entry point. He likes the steady US economy.

COMMENT
COMMENT
August 9, 2017

Hunter Harrison came in and there has been a lot propping it up. Fundamentals have not fallen flat and the chart has come back a little, so it is not looking so bad. Going forward, the expectation is for a pretty reasonable 20X PE on top of a 15%-20% earnings growth. If transports continue to roll, this is going to be hit.

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CSX Corp (CSX-Q)
August 9, 2017

Hunter Harrison came in and there has been a lot propping it up. Fundamentals have not fallen flat and the chart has come back a little, so it is not looking so bad. Going forward, the expectation is for a pretty reasonable 20X PE on top of a 15%-20% earnings growth. If transports continue to roll, this is going to be hit.

COMMENT
COMMENT
July 28, 2017

(Market Call Minute.) All the rails have gotten way too cheap. You could probably be buying them all, but his favourite is Canadian National (CNR-T) followed by Canadian Pacific (CP-T).

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CSX Corp (CSX-Q)
July 28, 2017

(Market Call Minute.) All the rails have gotten way too cheap. You could probably be buying them all, but his favourite is Canadian National (CNR-T) followed by Canadian Pacific (CP-T).

COMMENT
COMMENT
July 4, 2017

He loves this rail, just because it has done so well this year. “Operating ratios” is the buzzword in railways and this one had the most room to move to the average. Just in one quarter, Hunter Harrison has moved it more than they have been moved for a while. Expects the stock is going to go a bit higher.

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CSX Corp (CSX-Q)
July 4, 2017

He loves this rail, just because it has done so well this year. “Operating ratios” is the buzzword in railways and this one had the most room to move to the average. Just in one quarter, Hunter Harrison has moved it more than they have been moved for a while. Expects the stock is going to go a bit higher.

HOLD
HOLD
June 13, 2017

Hunter Harrison is the mastermind, the God of railroads, and he would never bet against him. CSX has to do a lot right to justify the current stock price, but the hedge fund that is involved thinks that if he gets it right, this is a $100 stock.

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CSX Corp (CSX-Q)
June 13, 2017

Hunter Harrison is the mastermind, the God of railroads, and he would never bet against him. CSX has to do a lot right to justify the current stock price, but the hedge fund that is involved thinks that if he gets it right, this is a $100 stock.

COMMENT
COMMENT
June 9, 2017

He likes the transports, which is one of the sectors that has lagged. There is a cloud on the group and that is an opportunity. You have to love those companies that already have the right-of-way that is so valuable. Hunter Harris has a wonderful track record, and you have to give him the benefit of the doubt.

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CSX Corp (CSX-Q)
June 9, 2017

He likes the transports, which is one of the sectors that has lagged. There is a cloud on the group and that is an opportunity. You have to love those companies that already have the right-of-way that is so valuable. Hunter Harris has a wonderful track record, and you have to give him the benefit of the doubt.

BUY
BUY
June 5, 2017

He likes rails. It is going to be a very cyclical sector. In transportation he prefers airlines as being a better value. He also likes companies shipping all these boxes from AMZN-Q.

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CSX Corp (CSX-Q)
June 5, 2017

He likes rails. It is going to be a very cyclical sector. In transportation he prefers airlines as being a better value. He also likes companies shipping all these boxes from AMZN-Q.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
May 19, 2017

This has run up so much that he wouldn’t go near it. If you want to play the rails or the transports, he would look at Kansas City Southern (KSU-N) which has been held back by the fears of a wall for Mexico. You could look at maybe the truck stocks or airlines. Feels there is better value elsewhere.

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CSX Corp (CSX-Q)
May 19, 2017

This has run up so much that he wouldn’t go near it. If you want to play the rails or the transports, he would look at Kansas City Southern (KSU-N) which has been held back by the fears of a wall for Mexico. You could look at maybe the truck stocks or airlines. Feels there is better value elsewhere.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
May 5, 2017

(A Top Pick Jan 27/17. Up 10%.) If Hunter Harrison is able to continue his magic, this stock will have opportunities to move higher still. He would recommend viewers invest in a rail at this time.

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May 5, 2017

(A Top Pick Jan 27/17. Up 10%.) If Hunter Harrison is able to continue his magic, this stock will have opportunities to move higher still. He would recommend viewers invest in a rail at this time.

COMMENT
COMMENT
May 2, 2017

Hunter Harris was with CN, and then went to CP. There is no question that from an operational standpoint, things improved, but he would argue from a pretty severe trough when all the rails were pretty distressed. He is a result oriented individual, but takes a short-term view using quarterly results. Prefers a longer-term individual.

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CSX Corp (CSX-Q)
May 2, 2017

Hunter Harris was with CN, and then went to CP. There is no question that from an operational standpoint, things improved, but he would argue from a pretty severe trough when all the rails were pretty distressed. He is a result oriented individual, but takes a short-term view using quarterly results. Prefers a longer-term individual.

BUY
BUY
April 19, 2017

Hunter Harrison did it at Canadian National, and then Canadian Pacific, so he assumes he would do it with this railway also.

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April 19, 2017

Hunter Harrison did it at Canadian National, and then Canadian Pacific, so he assumes he would do it with this railway also.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
March 23, 2017

CP-T vs. CSX-N. [Caller already had CNR-T] One railroad is enough to own. CSX-Q has already moved since Hunter Harrison moved companies. Just hold on to CNR-T.

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CSX Corp (CSX-Q)
March 23, 2017

CP-T vs. CSX-N. [Caller already had CNR-T] One railroad is enough to own. CSX-Q has already moved since Hunter Harrison moved companies. Just hold on to CNR-T.

COMMENT
COMMENT
March 7, 2017

This is a pretty good railroad, but it has had a heck of a move, so it is hard to be super excited about adding new money to it. Expects Hunter Harrison will get the compensation package he is asking for.

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CSX Corp (CSX-Q)
March 7, 2017

This is a pretty good railroad, but it has had a heck of a move, so it is hard to be super excited about adding new money to it. Expects Hunter Harrison will get the compensation package he is asking for.

COMMENT
COMMENT
February 14, 2017

He likes the US stock market right now and the sectors that are economically sensitive. Transports are very economically sensitive. This one has been a remarkable performer in this market. Part of this is that there is some expectation that Hunter Harrison is going to get his hands on this and try to work his magic. Because of this, the stock has really responded incredibly well over the last 6 weeks, and is a bit extended now.

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CSX Corp (CSX-Q)
February 14, 2017

He likes the US stock market right now and the sectors that are economically sensitive. Transports are very economically sensitive. This one has been a remarkable performer in this market. Part of this is that there is some expectation that Hunter Harrison is going to get his hands on this and try to work his magic. Because of this, the stock has really responded incredibly well over the last 6 weeks, and is a bit extended now.

WAIT
WAIT
February 8, 2017

He likes transports generally. Hunter Harrison is rumoured to be stepping in to this company. Better economic growth is going to be good for rails. You may want to give this a little time to cool off before entering.

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February 8, 2017

He likes transports generally. Hunter Harrison is rumoured to be stepping in to this company. Better economic growth is going to be good for rails. You may want to give this a little time to cool off before entering.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
January 27, 2017

It is rumoured that Hunter Harrison is taking over the reins for this rail. Should he do that, even with the 20% upside we have seen in this last week or so, the operating metrics will improve, and the outlook for the stock would be significantly higher. Dividend yield of 1.5%. (Analysts’ price target is $43.41.)

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CSX Corp (CSX-Q)
January 27, 2017

It is rumoured that Hunter Harrison is taking over the reins for this rail. Should he do that, even with the 20% upside we have seen in this last week or so, the operating metrics will improve, and the outlook for the stock would be significantly higher. Dividend yield of 1.5%. (Analysts’ price target is $43.41.)

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
January 26, 2017

Hunter has moved to this rail. This is not CP - 2. It is not the same situation. Different time, valuation and different railway. Their coal business was 20% of the business and has dropped right off. They tried to replace it with intermodal with some success, but struggling. Their ratio is now below 70 and there is only so much Hunter can do. It is a valuation story and it is in the hands of the economy. He would pass on it.

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January 26, 2017

Hunter has moved to this rail. This is not CP - 2. It is not the same situation. Different time, valuation and different railway. Their coal business was 20% of the business and has dropped right off. They tried to replace it with intermodal with some success, but struggling. Their ratio is now below 70 and there is only so much Hunter can do. It is a valuation story and it is in the hands of the economy. He would pass on it.

COMMENT
COMMENT
January 26, 2017

From a currency standpoint, he would prefer to shop in his own backyard in Canada. However, there are a lot of strange things going on with respect to trade wars, and all kinds of movement of goods between the borders, which is going to be a big issue. If you have US$ and looking at this, he doesn’t see why you wouldn’t go into it with Hunter Harris moving over to that name.

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January 26, 2017

From a currency standpoint, he would prefer to shop in his own backyard in Canada. However, there are a lot of strange things going on with respect to trade wars, and all kinds of movement of goods between the borders, which is going to be a big issue. If you have US$ and looking at this, he doesn’t see why you wouldn’t go into it with Hunter Harris moving over to that name.

PARTIAL SELL
PARTIAL SELL
January 20, 2017

An Eastern based railroad. When Hunter Harrison was still employed by Canadian Pacific (CP-T), overtures were made to do a merger. He used to own this because it was cheap, hoping that the existing management would turn it around. If you own, he would be inclined to take some profits.

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CSX Corp (CSX-Q)
January 20, 2017

An Eastern based railroad. When Hunter Harrison was still employed by Canadian Pacific (CP-T), overtures were made to do a merger. He used to own this because it was cheap, hoping that the existing management would turn it around. If you own, he would be inclined to take some profits.

HOLD
HOLD
January 19, 2017

Hunter Harrison has left CP-T and is rumoured to be heading to CSX-N. The question is whether he can unleash the metrics he did on CP-T. If this is true then you should hang on despite the 20% increase in CSX-N today. Most of the rail stocks are quite expensively valued. Betting on any boardroom battle is always risky, but he has made two underperforming rails into stars.

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CSX Corp (CSX-Q)
January 19, 2017

Hunter Harrison has left CP-T and is rumoured to be heading to CSX-N. The question is whether he can unleash the metrics he did on CP-T. If this is true then you should hang on despite the 20% increase in CSX-N today. Most of the rail stocks are quite expensively valued. Betting on any boardroom battle is always risky, but he has made two underperforming rails into stars.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
December 19, 2016

The rails have come back somewhat with the thought that the US economy might build a little bit. They have been very reliant on coal. As much as Trump talks about bringing back coal and manufacturing, he does not think coal will come back in a big way to rails so they have to offset it. They increased their intermodal business. Basically they are a proxy for industrial activity in the US. He prefers Union pacific.

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December 19, 2016

The rails have come back somewhat with the thought that the US economy might build a little bit. They have been very reliant on coal. As much as Trump talks about bringing back coal and manufacturing, he does not think coal will come back in a big way to rails so they have to offset it. They increased their intermodal business. Basically they are a proxy for industrial activity in the US. He prefers Union pacific.

COMMENT
COMMENT
November 29, 2016

Rails have been very strong for the most part, post the election. This one is up 8%-9%, maybe 15% since October. Trump has put his commitment back behind the coal miners, and coal is a big portion of this company’s rail. He prefers Kansas City Southern (KSU-N), which owns the rails going from Mexico up to Canada. The stock sold off about 14% post the election because of Trump’s Mexican wall. There is a tremendous amount of traffic, and Kansas City trades at a discount.

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CSX Corp (CSX-Q)
November 29, 2016

Rails have been very strong for the most part, post the election. This one is up 8%-9%, maybe 15% since October. Trump has put his commitment back behind the coal miners, and coal is a big portion of this company’s rail. He prefers Kansas City Southern (KSU-N), which owns the rails going from Mexico up to Canada. The stock sold off about 14% post the election because of Trump’s Mexican wall. There is a tremendous amount of traffic, and Kansas City trades at a discount.

SELL
SELL
August 22, 2016

Make most of their money shipping coal. With Nat gas going down it is not doing well.

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August 22, 2016

Make most of their money shipping coal. With Nat gas going down it is not doing well.

COMMENT
COMMENT
May 13, 2016

Prefers Union Pacific (UNP-N) in the US, and Canadian Pacific (CP-T) in Canada. There is not much difference between the 2 Canadian rails, but CP is trading a little cheaper. Union Pacific is trading at 16X. The trouble with the Eastern rails is that they are shorter hauls. Efficiencies in rails come with longer hauls. All US rails are beset with coal. Intermodal is where they have tried to grow the business.

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CSX Corp (CSX-Q)
May 13, 2016

Prefers Union Pacific (UNP-N) in the US, and Canadian Pacific (CP-T) in Canada. There is not much difference between the 2 Canadian rails, but CP is trading a little cheaper. Union Pacific is trading at 16X. The trouble with the Eastern rails is that they are shorter hauls. Efficiencies in rails come with longer hauls. All US rails are beset with coal. Intermodal is where they have tried to grow the business.

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COMMENT
May 3, 2016

(Market Call Minute.) A little more exposed to coal, which is a negative. Operationally they have done a very good job bringing down their operating ratios.

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CSX Corp (CSX-Q)
May 3, 2016

(Market Call Minute.) A little more exposed to coal, which is a negative. Operationally they have done a very good job bringing down their operating ratios.