CSX Corporation Company Profile (NASDAQ:CSX)

About CSX Corporation

CSX Corporation logoCSX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, is a transportation company. The Company provides rail-based transportation services, including rail service and the transport of intermodal containers and trailers. The Company serves three lines of business, such as merchandise business, coal business and intermodal business. The Company's merchandise business consists of shipments in diverse markets, such as agricultural products, phosphates and fertilizers, food and consumer, chemicals, automotive, metals, forest products, minerals, and waste and equipment. The Company's coal business transports domestic coal, coke and iron ore to electricity-generating power plants, steel manufacturers and industrial plants, as well as exports coal to deep-water port facilities. The Company's intermodal business combines the rail transportation with the short-haul flexibility of trucks and offers long-haul trucking.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Industry: N/A
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: CSX
  • CUSIP:
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $48.54
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $43.72
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $34.56
  • 52-Week Range: $23.58 - $49.13
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 26.83
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 21.38
  • P/E Growth: 2.48
  • Market Cap: $44.97B
  • Outstanding Shares: 926,447,000
  • Beta: 1.19
  • Net Margins: 15.48%
  • Return on Equity: 14.71%
  • Return on Assets: 4.92%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.94%
  • Current Ratio: 1.22%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.78%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 12 Hold Ratings, 14 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.54)
Consensus Price Target: $50.65 (4.35% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/16/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingHold$42.00View Rating Details
2/10/2017Avondale PartnersUpgradeMarket Perform -> Outperform$65.00View Rating Details
1/31/2017AegisReiterated RatingHold$50.00View Rating Details
1/31/2017BMO Capital MarketsDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformView Rating Details
1/30/2017TD SecuritiesUpgradeHold -> Buy$57.00View Rating Details
1/30/2017Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetOverweight$41.00 -> $50.00View Rating Details
1/27/2017RBC Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetOutperform$42.00 -> $65.00View Rating Details
1/27/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperform$42.00 -> $65.00View Rating Details
1/24/2017Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.Reiterated RatingMarket PerformView Rating Details
1/24/2017Bank of America CorpReiterated RatingBuy$45.00 -> $54.00View Rating Details
1/20/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingOutperformView Rating Details
1/19/2017ArgusReiterated RatingUnderweight -> Equal Weight$45.00View Rating Details
1/19/2017Loop CapitalReiterated RatingBuy$221.00 -> $210.00View Rating Details
1/19/2017Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetBuy$41.00 -> $51.00View Rating Details
1/19/2017ScotiabankUpgradeSector Perform -> Outperform$39.00 -> $43.00View Rating Details
1/19/2017Morgan StanleyUpgradeUnderweight -> Equal Weight$24.00 -> $37.00View Rating Details
10/26/2016Sanford C. BernsteinReiterated RatingMarket Perform$32.00View Rating Details
10/19/2016Seaport Global SecuritiesInitiated CoverageNeutral$31.00View Rating Details
10/14/2016Cowen and CompanyBoost Price TargetOutperform$30.00 -> $33.00View Rating Details
10/11/2016Vertical ResearchInitiated CoverageHoldView Rating Details
9/13/2016Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
9/13/2016Wolfe ResearchUpgradeMarket Perform -> Outperform$35.00View Rating Details
8/11/2016Atlantic SecuritiesInitiated CoverageNeutral$31.00View Rating Details
7/15/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
7/15/2016BB&T CorporationDowngradeBuy -> HoldView Rating Details
7/14/2016Stifel NicolausDowngradeBuy -> HoldView Rating Details
4/6/2016Susquehanna Bancshares IncBoost Price Target$28.00 -> $30.00View Rating Details
1/15/2016Buckingham ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$31.00View Rating Details
1/15/2016MacquarieReiterated RatingNeutral$24.00View Rating Details
1/14/2016NomuraLower Price TargetBuy$32.00 -> $29.00View Rating Details
7/10/2015Topeka Capital MarketsInitiated CoverageHold$35.00View Rating Details
3/26/2015Cleveland ResearchDowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details
(Data available from 2/20/2015 forward)


Earnings History for CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
1/17/2017Q416$0.50$0.49$2.86 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/12/2016Q316$0.45$0.48$2.71 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/13/2016Q216$0.44$0.47$2.69 billion$2.70 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/12/2016Q1$0.37$0.37$2.62 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/12/2016$0.46$0.48ViewListenView Earnings Details
1/12/2016Q415$0.46$0.48$2.78 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/13/2015Q315$0.50$0.52$3.01 billion$2.94 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/14/2015Q215$0.53$0.56$3.12 billion$3.06 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/14/2015Q115$0.44$0.45$3.05 billion$3.00 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/13/2015Q414$0.49$0.49$3.18 billion$3.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/14/2014Q314$0.47$0.51$3.14 billion$3.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/15/2014Q214$0.52$0.53$3.23 billion$3.24 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/15/2014Q114$0.38$0.40$2.98 billion$3.01 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/16/2014Q413$0.42$0.42$2.98 billion$3.00 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/16/2013Q313$0.43$0.46$2.94 billion$3.00 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/16/2013Q2 2013$0.47$0.52$3.00 billion$3.07 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/16/2013Q1 2013$0.40$0.45$2.92 billion$2.96 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/22/2013Q4 2012$0.39$0.43$2.85 billion$2.90 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/16/2012$0.43$0.44ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/17/2012$0.47$0.49ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/17/2012$0.38$0.43ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/23/2012$0.44$0.43ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/18/2011$0.43$0.43ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/19/2011$0.44$0.46ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/19/2011$1.04$1.06ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/24/2011$1.10$1.14ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.01 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.27 EPS


Current Dividend Information for CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX)
Annual Dividend:$0.72
Dividend Yield:1.48%
Payout Ratio:39.78% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
35.82% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
31.72% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)

Dividend History for CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.36%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 69.47%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
12/12/2016Clarence W GoodenPresidentSell28,587$36.92$1,055,432.04View SEC Filing  
11/7/2016Clarence W GoodenPresidentSell15,625$32.00$500,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/17/2016Michael J WardChairmanSell300,000$30.97$9,291,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/6/2016Clarence W GoodenPresidentSell16,129$31.00$499,999.00View SEC Filing  
9/26/2016Clarence W GoodenPresidentSell17,332$29.44$510,254.08View SEC Filing  
9/1/2015David M RatcliffeDirectorBuy1,868$26.84$50,137.12View SEC Filing  
4/17/2015Gilbert H LamphereDirectorSell165,556$32.38$5,360,703.28View SEC Filing  
12/10/2014Carolyn T SizemoreVPSell21,531$36.04$775,977.24View SEC Filing  
10/30/2014Mark TommasiDirectorBuy2,000$0.35$700.00
10/13/2014Fredrik J EliassonCFOSell40,000$33.53$1,341,200.00View SEC Filing  
10/13/2014Oscar MunozCOOSell75,000$33.77$2,532,750.00View SEC Filing  
9/17/2014Oscar MunozCOOSell37,500$32.00$1,200,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/15/2014Oscar MunozCOOSell37,500$31.50$1,181,250.00View SEC Filing  
7/18/2014Lisa A ManciniSVPSell40,000$30.91$1,236,400.00View SEC Filing  
7/18/2014Michael J WardCEOSell173,000$31.02$5,366,460.00View SEC Filing  
6/20/2014Clarence W GoodenEVPSell32,200$31.00$998,200.00View SEC Filing  
6/6/2014Clarence W GoodenEVPSell33,400$30.00$1,002,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/13/2014Clarence GoodenEVPSell17,000$29.50$501,500.00View SEC Filing  
10/18/2013Carolyn T SizemoreVPSell20,000$25.43$508,600.00View SEC Filing  
5/24/2013Carolyn T SizemoreVPSell2,500$25.48$63,700.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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What is CSX Corporation's stock symbol?

CSX Corporation trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "CSX."

How often does CSX Corporation pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for CSX Corporation?

CSX Corporation declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 8th. Investors of record on Tuesday, February 28th will be paid a dividend of $0.18 per share on Wednesday, March 15th. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.48%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 24th.

Where is CSX Corporation's stock going? Where will CSX Corporation's stock price be in 2017?

26 brokers have issued twelve-month target prices for CSX Corporation's shares. Their predictions range from $28.00 to $210.00. On average, they expect CSX Corporation's share price to reach $50.65 in the next twelve months.

When will CSX Corporation announce their earnings?

CSX Corporation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, April, 10th 2017.

What are analysts saying about CSX Corporation stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about CSX Corporation stock:

  • According to Zacks Investment Research, "Shares of CSX Corp. have outperformed the broader market in the last three months. Additionally, shares have been on an uptrend ever since rumors surfaced on Jan 19 that the company could be either a takeover target or its management could be reshuffled.  Currently, CSX's board is reviewing the offer by Paul Hilal's Mantle Ridge. The rumors came a day after the company posted in-line earnings in the fourth quarter. Revenues, however, beat expectations. In the fourth quarter, the top line improved 9% year over year owing to a 5% increase in overall volumes. The company saw growth in volumes across most key segments. Fourth-quarter operating income improved 27% year over year to $1 billion. The company's efforts to reward shareholders through dividends and share buybacks are also encouraging. However, high debt levels, decreasing cash flows and liquidity pressure may adversely affect the company’s financials going forward." (2/20/2017)

  • Citigroup Inc. analysts commented, "We think this could be a significantly less contentious situation than what transpired a year ago with Norfolk Southern, as CSX's management dynamic could fit with Hunter's addition quite well. Coupled with proven shareholder support, we view the probability of success as elevated. We reiterate our Buy rating on CSX and see meaningful upside in the near-term. There Could Be Big Upside for CSX - Running through Hunter's track record at CP we note that the company's OR improved by ~1000 bps in the first two years of his leadership." (1/19/2017)

Who owns CSX Corporation stock?

CSX Corporation's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Calamos Advisors LLC (0.24%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.04%), M&R Capital Management Inc. (0.03%), Tudor Investment Corp Et Al (0.03%), Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (0.02%) and Tandem Investment Advisors Inc. (0.01%). Company insiders that own CSX Corporation stock include Clarence W Gooden, David M Ratcliffe, Gilbert H Lamphere and Michael J Ward.

Who sold CSX Corporation stock? Who is selling CSX Corporation stock?

CSX Corporation's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Calamos Advisors LLC, Calamos Wealth Management LLC, Twin Capital Management Inc. and M&R Capital Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold CSX Corporation stock in the last year include Clarence W Gooden and Michael J Ward.

Who bought CSX Corporation stock? Who is buying CSX Corporation stock?

CSX Corporation's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Russell Investments Group Ltd., Tandem Investment Advisors Inc., Tudor Investment Corp Et Al, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc., Cigna Investments Inc. New, Cantab Capital Partners LLP, Archford Capital Strategies LLC and Massey Quick & Co. LLC.

How do I buy CSX Corporation stock?

Shares of CSX Corporation can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of CSX Corporation stock cost?

One share of CSX Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $48.54.

CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX) Chart for Monday, February, 20, 2017

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX)

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Dividend Payments by Quarter for CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX)

Last Updated on 2/20/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff