All Posts Tagged With: "NSC"

(NSC) Norfolk Southern Opens New Terminal

Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) unveiled its Thoroughbred Bulk Transfer terminal in Knoxville. The $5.9 million facility is adjoining to Interstate-275 and within two miles of Interstate 40 and Interstate-75 at Tennessee Avenue. Located...

10Oct2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(UNP) Railroad Industry Stock Outlook – May 2013 – Zacks Analyst Interviews

Consistent with the current macroeconomic trends, railroads started the year on a mixed note. Going by the rail traffic report for the first quarter 2013, growth in automotive and petroleum products’ shipments was steady while coal and grain shipments continued to cast a shadow over the rail freight...

15May2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(AAPL) Fourth Quarter 2012 Earnings Season Gets Into High Gear – Earnings Preview

The fourth quarter reporting season gets into high gear this week, with 253 companies coming out with quarterly results, including 83 S&P 500 companies. The earnings season thus far has been relatively uneventful, but we will have a better idea by the end of this week; by then we will have seen...

20Jan2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(UNP) Railroad Stock Outlook – January 2013 – Zacks Analyst Interviews

Railroads continue to benefit from the ongoing highway conversion due to their cost effectiveness over truckloads. Currently, rail intermodal services are considered as one of the most fuel-efficient modes of freight transportation, and therefore remain the backbone of the railroad freight business. Year...

13Jan2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(NSC) Norfolk Southern to Haul More Sand

One of the leading North American railroads – Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) is expected to bolster its sand shipments upon the construction of a transloading facility at HOST terminal in Horseheads, New York. The new construction...

9Oct2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(XHB) Stock Market News for September 26, 2012 – Market News

Benchmarks lost out on their their initial gains to close in the red following comments made by a key Fed official.  The official said the central bank’s bond buying program will not be effective enough to accelerate growth or improve the employment scenario. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq suffered...

26Sep2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(UNP) Railroad Stock Outlook – September 2012 – Industry Outlook

Following stellar first quarter results, railroads continued on a growth trajectory and delivered fairly good second quarter results in an otherwise subdued economy. During this period, the industry leveraged its operating capabilities, improving service metrics and improving cost management to counterbalance...

15Sep2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(UNP) Union Pacific Beats Bottom Line

Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) reported second quarter 2012 adjusted earnings of $2.10 per share, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.96 as well as the year-ago earnings of $1.59. Better-than-expected earnings came on the...

23Jul2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(KSU) Railroads Hit by Coal Concerns

After lower coal production forecasts by U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), railroads are again worried about the proposed regulation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for power plants across 27 states. The proposed guideline –– Carbon Pollution Standard for New...

5Apr2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(UNP) Railroad Industry Stock Outlook – February 2012 – Industry Outlook

The U.S. Freight Railroads performed exceptionally well in 2011 despite difficult weather conditions and an extremely volatile U.S. economy. Solid commodities volumes, effective cost management, and improved rail efficiency helped U.S railroads to continue their strong performance. The railroads...

5Feb2012 | | 0 comments | Continued

(UNP) Union Pacific Exits 2011 on a High

Before the opening bell, the U.S. railroad giant Union Pacific Corp. (UNP) reported its fourth quarter fiscal 2011 adjusted earnings of $1.99 per share, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.81 as well as the year-ago earnings...

21Jan2012 | | 0 comments | Continued

(NSC) Norfolk Southern Corporation – Bull of the Day

We maintain our Outperform recommendation on Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC). The company reported a stellar third quarter, with earnings per share surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate and year-ago results backed by strong pricing...

22Dec2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(UNP) Railroads Avert Labor Strike

An anticipated labor strike looming over the U.S. freight railroad industry has been finally forestalled after the intervention of U.S. Republican House leaders. The alarming possibility of a 90-day labor strike came to a halt when U.S. legislative authorities intervened to restrict any service disruption. The...

7Dec2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(UNP) Railroads Avert Labor Strike

An anticipated labor strike looming over the U.S. freight railroad industry has been finally forestalled after the intervention of U.S. Republican House leaders. The alarming possibility of a 90-day labor strike came to a halt when U.S. legislative authorities intervened to restrict any service disruption. The...

5Dec2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(CSX) CSX Launches Carbon Calculator

CSX Corporation (CSX) has introduced an improved Carbon Calculator to aid its customers in making supply chain decisions. The Calculator will compare carbon emissions by freight rail with long-haul trucks over similar routes and provide...

30Nov2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(CSX) CSX Corporation Analyst Offers Continued Cautious Outlook

Despite disturbances to demand levels from the ongoing economic upheaval, CSX Corp. (CSX) continues to post strong year-over-year growth backed by a favorable pricing momentum. We remain encouraged by the company’s segment...

30Nov2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(UNP) Union Pacific Analyst Maintains Neutral on Shares

Union Pacific Corp. (UNP) reported excellent financial results for the third quarter of 2011 despite facing several challenges, such as extreme heat, floods, late harvest, and reduced shipment of containers. Both revenue and EPS was...

28Nov2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(UNP) Union Pacific Raises Dividend

Union Pacific Corp. (UNP), the largest class 1 freight railroad operator in the U.S., has decided to increase its shareholders’ wealth. Yesterday, the Board of Directors of Union Pacific have authorized to raise its quarterly dividend...

28Nov2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(UNP) Union Pacific Corporation Earnings Scorecard

Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) reported strong third quarter 2011 financial results with both revenue and earnings per share (EPS) exceeding the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Third Quarter Highlights Quarterly...

10Nov2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(CSX) CSX Corporation Earnings Preview

CSX Corporation (CSX), one of the leading rail transportation companies, is slated to release its third quarter 2011 results on Tuesday, October 18, after the closing bell. The current Zacks Consensus Estimate for third quarter earnings...

18Oct2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(FDX) FedEx Shares Touche Two-year Low

The shares FedEx Corporation (FDX) dropped to the lowest level since 2008 following the reduced profit outlook for fiscal 2012 (ending May 2012). The stock plunged 11% during whole day trading and closed at $66.58, down 8.17%. Concurrent...

24Sep2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(ANR) U.S. Railroads See Coal Demand Worries

Despite the impacts of inclement weather and staggering fuel prices, U.S. Railroads saw strong momentum in the first half of 2011 primarily driven by higher coal volumes. Coal shipments, which accounted for approximately 40% of the total railway shipment, led to positive market sentiments. However,...

23Sep2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(UNP) U.S. Railroad Stock Outlook – September 2011 – Industry Outlook

The U.S. Freight Railroads have been able to keep up the momentum despite facing unusual weather conditions and an extremely volatile U.S. economy. Solid commodities volumes, healthy demand for coal and improved efficiencies are helping the railroads to continue their strong performance. The...

21Sep2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(UNP) Union Pacific Reports Excellent Second Quarter

U.S. railroad giant Union Pacific Corp. (UNP) reported second quarter net income at a record-high of $785 million or $1.59 per share, compared with $711 million or $1.40 in the year-ago quarter. EPS also beat the Zacks Consensus...

7Aug2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(OSG) Transportation Sector Rated by ValuEngine

Below, we present the latest data on leading Transportation Sector stocks from our  Institutional software package (VEI).   These results were filtered by market price and volume–no results below 3$/share or less than 100k shares/day volume. Top-Five Transportation...

11Jul2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(HON) Honeywell International Wins Contract

Honeywell International Inc. (HON) has been awarded a five-year $96 million worth contract by NASA’s Safety Center (NSC) to supply audits, assessments, and assurance services to the agency’s centers and suppliers. Honeywell...

9Jun2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(UNP) U.S. Railroads Facing Lawsuit

Yesterday, in a major development, which may have a far reaching consequence, the Oxbow Carbon & Minerals LLC sued two major U.S. freight railroads, Union Pacific Corp. (UNP) and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. (BNSF). Privately...

9Jun2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(UNP) Union Pacific Analyst Maintains Neutral on Shares

We reaffirm our long-term Neutral recommendation on Union Pacific Corp. (UNP). The company reported mixed financial results in the first quarter of 2011. Revenue easily beats the Zacks Consensus Estimate, while EPS fell below it. In...

5Jun2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(UNP) Union Pacific Analyst Maintains Neutral on Shares

We reaffirm our long-term Neutral recommendation on Union Pacific Corp. (UNP). The company reported mixed financial results in the first quarter of 2011. Revenue easily beats the Zacks Consensus Estimate, while EPS fell below it. In...

30May2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(GOOG) Seeking Yield from Stocks Instead of Bonds – AAII Investor Update

Income-oriented investors have yet another reason to be upset with the bond markets. Junk bond yields fell to a record low a few days ago and are staying near those levels. As of Wednesday evening, the Barclays U.S. Corporate High Yield index yielded a mere 6.68%, which isn’t much when you consider...

23May2011 | | 0 comments | Continued