CSX Corporation (CSX):
The company’s earnings per share shows growth of 78.80% for the current year and expected to arrive earnings growth for the next year at 11.85% . Analyst projected EPS growth for the next 5 years at11.42%. The company’s EPS growth rate for past five years was 16.00%. The earnings growth rate for the next years is an important measure for investors planning to hold onto a stock for several years. The company’s earnings will usually have a direct relationship to the price of the company’s stock. The stock observed Sales growth of 0.40% during past 5 years. EPS growth quarter over quarter stands at 43.20% and Sales growth quarter over quarter is at 9.80%.
CSX Corporation (CSX) observed a change of 1.67% pushing the price on the $76.66 per share in recent trading session ended on Friday. The latest trading activity showed that the stock price is 38.83% off from its 52-week low and traded with move of -0.64% from high printed in the last 52-week period. The Company kept 808.05M Floating Shares and holds 816.84M shares outstanding.
Shares price moved with -0.64% from its 50 Day high and distanced at 17.27% from 50 Day low. Analyses consensus rating score stands at 2.3. For the next one year period, the average of individual price target estimates referred by covering sell-side analysts is $76.
As took short look on profitability, the firm profit margin which was recorded 27.00%, and operating margin was noted at 39.70%. The company maintained a Gross Margin of 75.40%. The Institutional ownership of the firm is 78.70% while Insiders ownership is 0.10%. Company has kept return on investment (ROI) at 14.20% over the previous 12 months and has been able to maintain return on asset (ROA) at 8.90% for the last twelve months. Return on equity (ROE) recorded at 24.20%.
CSX Corporation (CSX) stock recent traded volume stands with 3719470 shares as compared with its average volume of 4980.91K shares. The relative volume observed at 0.75.
Volume can help determine the health of an existing trend. A healthy up-trend should have higher volume on the upward legs of the trend, and lower volume on the downward (corrective) legs. A healthy downtrend usually has higher volume on the downward legs of the trend and lower volume on the upward (corrective) legs.
The current ratio of 1.3 is mainly used to give an idea of a company’s ability to pay back its liabilities (debt and accounts payable) with its assets (cash, marketable securities, inventory, accounts receivable). As such, current ratio can be used to make a rough estimate of a company’s financial health. The quick ratio of 1.2 is a measure of how well a company can meet its short-term financial liabilities with quick assets (cash and cash equivalents, short-term marketable securities, and accounts receivable). The higher the ratio, the more financially secure a company is in the short term. A common rule of thumb is that companies with a quick ratio of greater than 1.0 are sufficiently able to meet their short-term liabilities.
The long term debt/equity shows a value of 1.17 with a total debt/equity of 1.17. It gives the investors the idea on the company’s financial leverage, measured by apportioning total liabilities by its stockholders equity. It also illustrates how much debt the corporation is using to finance its assets in relation to the value represented in shareholders’ equity.
Moving averages are among the most popular and widely used indicators. They represent a method of smoothing price data and removing noise to reveal and measure a trend. Moving averages are the basis of many technical trend-following systems. Being a trend following, lagging indicator, as the moving average always lags price action, they are used in order to confirm trends, once the latter have begun. Comparison between moving averages of different time periods can also show market momentum.
CSX Corporation (CSX) stock moved up 3.24% in contrast to its 20 day moving average displaying short-term an upside movement of stock. It shifted 5.82% above its 50-day simple moving average. This is showing medium-term optimistic trend based on SMA 50. The stock price went overhead 9.36% from its 200-day simple moving average identifying long-term positive trend.
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