CSX Corporation [NASDAQ: CSX] gained 0.93% or 0.3 points to close at $32.58 with a heavy trading volume of 11422699 shares. The company report on July 2, 2021 that CSX Files Expanded Application with Surface Transportation Board to Acquire Pan Am Railways.
CSX Corp. (NASDAQ: CSX) announced that it submitted an amended and supplemented application to the Surface Transportation Board (STB) as part of the previously announced agreement to acquire New England’s Pan Am Railway’s Inc. (Pan Am). The amended application provides all of the additional details of the proposed transaction requested by the STB in their May 26, 2021 ruling.
James M. Foote, president and chief executive officer of CSX said: “CSX is pleased to submit an expanded application for the acquisition of Pan Am Railways, which explains the tremendous benefits of the proposed transaction for stakeholders in New England and beyond.
It opened the trading session at $32.381, the shares rose to $32.795 and dropped to $32.23, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for CSX points out that the company has recorded 7.70% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -45.51% lower than its most recent low trading price.
If we look at the average trading volume of 10.89M shares, CSX reached to a volume of 11422699 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about CSX Corporation [CSX]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for CSX shares is $35.47 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on CSX stock is a recommendation set at 2.10. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
Citigroup have made an estimate for CSX Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on June 29, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Citigroup dropped their target price from $35 to $116. The new note on the price target was released on June 29, 2021, representing the official price target for CSX Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $99, while Stifel analysts kept a Hold rating on CSX stock. On April 21, 2021, analysts increased their price target for CSX shares from 95 to 110.
The Average True Range (ATR) for CSX Corporation is set at 0.49, with the Price to Sales ratio for CSX stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 6.96. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 5.66, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.31. Price to Free Cash Flow for CSX in the course of the last twelve months was 37.48 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 2.20.
Trading performance analysis for CSX stock
CSX Corporation [CSX] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 1.91. With this latest performance, CSX shares dropped by -1.97% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 7.70% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 41.94% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for CSX stock in for the last two-week period is set at 53.30, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 59.20, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 51.14 for CSX Corporation [CSX]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 33.00, while it was recorded at 32.05 for the last single week of trading, and 30.52 for the last 200 days.
CSX Corporation [CSX]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and CSX Corporation [CSX] shares currently have an operating margin of +40.96 and a Gross Margin at +41.97. CSX Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +26.13.
Return on Total Capital for CSX is now 14.70, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 9.50. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 22.17, with Return on Assets sitting at 6.99. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, CSX Corporation [CSX] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 131.33. Additionally, CSX Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 56.77, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 42.72. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 127.92, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 55.30.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, CSX Corporation [CSX] managed to generate an average of $143,264 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 11.15 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.27.CSX Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 2.20 and a Current Ratio set at 2.40.
CSX Corporation [CSX]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis
The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for CSX. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for CSX Corporation go to 15.27%.
An analysis of insider ownership at CSX Corporation [CSX]
There are presently around $55,019 million, or 76.10% of CSX stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of CSX stocks are: CAPITAL WORLD INVESTORS with ownership of 203,424,204, which is approximately -3.138% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 186,265,524 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $6.07 billion in CSX stocks shares; and CAPITAL RESEARCH GLOBAL INVESTORS, currently with $4.95 billion in CSX stock with ownership of nearly -2.898% of the company’s market capitalization.
579 institutional holders increased their position in CSX Corporation [NASDAQ:CSX] by around 65,271,038 shares. Additionally, 577 investors decreased positions by around 84,163,811 shares, while 299 investors held positions by with 1,539,291,449 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,688,726,298 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. CSX stock had 106 new institutional investments in for a total of 8,802,732 shares, while 90 institutional investors sold positions of 11,756,250 shares during the same period.