CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX) shares, rose in value on Wednesday, 07/21/21, with the stock price up by 1.25% to the previous day’s close as strong demand from buyers drove the stock to $31.57.
Actively observing the price movement in the last trading, the stock closed the session at $31.18, falling within a range of $31.24 and $31.7184. The value of beta (5-year monthly) was 1.17 whereas the PE ratio was 26.82 over 12-month period. Referring to stock’s 52-week performance, its high was $34.96, and the low was $22.69. On the whole, CSX has fluctuated by -1.15% over the past month.
With the market capitalization of CSX Corporation currently standing at about $72.42 billion, investors are eagerly awaiting this quarter’s results, scheduled for Oct 19, 2021 – Oct 25, 2021. The company’s Forward Dividend Ratio is 1.12, with its dividend yield at 3.55%. As a result, investors might want to see an improvement in the stock’s price before the company announces its earnings report. Analysts are projecting the company’s earnings per share (EPS) to be $0.36, which is expected to increase to $0.42 for fiscal year $1.46 and then to about $1.65 by fiscal year 2022. Data indicates that the EPS growth is expected to be 20.70% in 2022, while the next year’s EPS growth is forecast to be 13.00%.
Analysts have estimated the company’s revenue for the quarter at $2.91 billion, with a low estimate of $2.81 billion and a high estimate of $3 billion. Wall Street analysts also predicted that in 2022, the company’s y-o-y revenues would reach $11.7 billion, representing an increase of 10.50% from the revenues reported in the last year’s results.
Revisions could be a useful indicator to get insight on short-term price movement; so for the company, there were 1 upward and no downward review(s) in last seven days. We see that CSX’s technical picture suggests that short-term indicators denote the stock is a 50% Sell on average. However, medium term indicators have put the stock in the category of 50% Buy while long term indicators on average have been pointing out that it is a Hold.
29 analyst(s) have assigned their ratings of the stock’s forecast evaluation on a scale of 1.00-5.00 to indicate a strong buy to a strong sell recommendation. The stock is rated as a Hold by 8 analyst(s), 14 recommend it as a Buy and 5 called the CSX stock Overweight. In the meantime, 1 analyst(s) believe the stock as Underweight and 1 think it is a Sell. Thus, investors eager to increase their holdings of the company’s stock will have an opportunity to do so as the average rating for the stock is Overweight.
The stock’s technical analysis shows that the PEG ratio is about 1.76, with the price of CSX currently trading nearly -0.70% and -2.85% away from the simple moving averages for 20 and 50 days respectively. The Relative Strength Index (RSI, 14) currently indicates a reading of 46.49, while the 7-day volatility ratio is showing 1.71% which for the 30-day chart, stands at 1.70%. Furthermore, CSX Corporation (CSX)’s beta value is 1.15, and its average true range (ATR) is 0.61. The company’s stock has been forecasted to trade at an average price of $35.86 over the course of the next 52 weeks, with a low of $21.00 and a high of $40.00. Based on these price targets, the low is 33.48% off current price, whereas the price has to move -26.7% to reach the yearly target high. Additionally, analysts’ median price of $37.00 is likely to be welcomed by investors because it represents a decrease of -17.2% from the current levels.
A comparison of CSX Corporation (CSX) with its peers suggests the former has fared considerably weaker in the market. CSX showed an intraday change of 1.25% in last session, and over the past year, it grew by 30.76%%. In comparison, Kansas City Southern (KSU) has moved higher at 1.29% on the day and was up 72.58% over the past 12 months. On the other hand, the price of Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC) has risen 1.49% on the day. The stock, however, is off 39.25% from where it was a year ago. Additionally, there is a gain of 0.60% for Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (CP) in last trading while the stock has seen an overall depriciation of 33.38%% over the past year. The PE ratio stands at 26.82 for CSX Corporation, compared to 40.53 for Kansas City Southern, and 28.82 for Norfolk Southern Corporation. Other than that, the overall performance of the S&P 500 during the last trading session shows that it gained 0.82%. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Improved by 0.83%.
Data on historical trading for CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX) indicates that the trading volumes over the past 10 days have averaged 11.3 million and over the past 3 months, they’ve averaged 11.67 million. According to company’s latest data on outstanding shares, there are 2.28 billion shares outstanding.
Nearly 0.10% of CSX Corporation’s shares belong to company insiders and institutional investors own 76.20% of the company’s shares. The data on short interest also indicates that stock shorts accounted for 6.17 million shares as on Apr 14, 2021, resulting in a short ratio of 1.72. According to the data, the short interest in CSX Corporation (CSX) stood at 0.81% of shares outstanding as of Apr 14, 2021; the number of short shares registered in Mar 14, 2021 reached 8.86 million. The stock has risen by 4.36% since the beginning of the year, thereby showing the potential of a further growth. This could raise investors’ confidence to be optimistic about the CSX stock heading into the next quarter.