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FreightCar America (RAIL) Competitors

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Should you be buying FreightCar America stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of FreightCar America include Twin Disc (TWIN), Commercial Vehicle Group (CVGI), Greenbrier Companies (GBX), Trinity Industries (TRN), Caterpillar (CAT), Deere & Company (DE), PACCAR (PCAR), Cummins (CMI), Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies (WAB), and Toro (TTC). These companies are all part of the "construction & farm machinery & heavy trucks" industry.

FreightCar America vs.

FreightCar America (NASDAQ:RAIL) and Twin Disc (NASDAQ:TWIN) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, media sentiment, community ranking, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Twin Disc has lower revenue, but higher earnings than FreightCar America. FreightCar America is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Twin Disc, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
FreightCar America$358.09M0.16-$23.59M-$1.54-2.02
Twin Disc$294.63M0.66$10.38M$0.8715.89

FreightCar America presently has a consensus target price of $3.50, indicating a potential upside of 12.54%. Given FreightCar America's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe FreightCar America is more favorable than Twin Disc.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FreightCar America
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
1 Strong Buy rating(s)
Twin Disc
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)

FreightCar America has a beta of 1.97, suggesting that its share price is 97% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Twin Disc has a beta of 0.64, suggesting that its share price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Twin Disc received 22 more outperform votes than FreightCar America when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 61.82% of users gave Twin Disc an outperform vote while only 52.74% of users gave FreightCar America an outperform vote.

FreightCar AmericaOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes
Twin DiscOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes

32.0% of FreightCar America shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.3% of Twin Disc shares are owned by institutional investors. 28.0% of FreightCar America shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 23.3% of Twin Disc shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Twin Disc has a net margin of 4.13% compared to FreightCar America's net margin of -6.88%. Twin Disc's return on equity of 8.42% beat FreightCar America's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
FreightCar America-6.88% -20.71% 4.30%
Twin Disc 4.13%8.42%4.27%

In the previous week, FreightCar America had 1 more articles in the media than Twin Disc. MarketBeat recorded 2 mentions for FreightCar America and 1 mentions for Twin Disc. Twin Disc's average media sentiment score of 1.35 beat FreightCar America's score of 0.30 indicating that Twin Disc is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
FreightCar America
0 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Twin Disc
1 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)


Twin Disc beats FreightCar America on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding RAIL and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NASDAQ and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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RAIL vs. The Competition

MetricFreightCar AmericaRailroad equipment IndustryTransportation SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$58.19M$6.71B$9.70B$8.47B
Dividend YieldN/A2.17%3.92%3.95%
P/E Ratio-2.0213.2220.6314.55
Price / Sales0.1618.1830.2983.21
Price / Cash15.5212.1415.5434.86
Price / Book-1.211.672.094.49
Net Income-$23.59M$772.71M$551.34M$215.94M
7 Day Performance-2.20%0.29%0.15%0.54%
1 Month Performance-13.61%-1.64%1.49%5.98%
1 Year Performance11.07%1.52%6.36%0.25%

FreightCar America Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
Twin Disc
2.8432 of 5 stars
2.84 / 5 stars
N/A+22.6%$201.83M$276.96M15.95760Positive News
Commercial Vehicle Group
4.3066 of 5 stars
4.31 / 5 stars
-50.6%$189.42M$964.04M4.078,200Gap Down
Greenbrier Companies
4.6323 of 5 stars
4.63 / 5 stars
+10.9%$1.51B$3.94B12.7013,800Short Interest ↓
Positive News
Trinity Industries
3.2719 of 5 stars
3.27 / 5 stars
+21.9%$2.56B$2.98B20.979,480Positive News
4.6865 of 5 stars
4.69 / 5 stars
+35.0%$174.12B$67.00B16.07113,200Analyst Upgrade
Insider Selling
Options Volume
Deere & Company
4.2341 of 5 stars
4.23 / 5 stars
-11.8%$104.89B$61.25B11.4683,000Analyst Revision
2.4188 of 5 stars
2.42 / 5 stars
+23.0%$57.24B$35.13B11.4132,400Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Downgrade
Analyst Revision
4.813 of 5 stars
4.81 / 5 stars
+15.1%$40.79B$34.02B21.8375,500Positive News
Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies
4.5612 of 5 stars
4.56 / 5 stars
+46.5%$29.44B$9.68B32.4429,000Upcoming Earnings
Dividend Announcement
2.4886 of 5 stars
2.49 / 5 stars

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This page (NASDAQ:RAIL) was last updated on 7/19/2024 by Staff

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