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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: CSX Corp., CSX

CSX Corp., CSX is in the exchange NASDAQ and its industry is Railroads in the sector of Services. Based in USA, CSX Corp., CSX  has a market cap of 25521.86. Since its IPO date on the 11/3/1980, CSX Corp., CSX performance year to date is 3.71%. Today CSX Corp., CSX has gained 2.51%, with a current price of 26.53.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 71.00%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 37.40%. Return of assets are at 5.50%, with return on investment at 10.90%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, CSX Corp., CSX is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.91. While Total debt/equity is 0.91. With a profit margin of 16.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of 72.80%, and operating margin of 30.20%. CSX Corp. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.5, while the quick ratio is 1.3.

For the last year CSX Corp., CSX has seen a EPS growth of 4.00%. A performance for the year of -14.52%. The 52-week high is -17.62%, and the 52-week low is 26.18%. The average volume for CSX Corp., CSX is 9883650.

With a target price of 27.7, can CSX Corp., CSX reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of CSX Corp., CSX. CSX Corp. has a P/E of 13.8 and a forward P/E of 13.72. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.64. CSX Corp. also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.24 and 2.2 respectively. For P/cash, CSX Corp. has a value of 23.08, while it is 74.19 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 26.53, CSX Corp. has a dividend yield of 2.71%. We see a return on equity of 16.20%.

Looking more long-term CSX Corp., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 5.22%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 10.46% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 4.00% for this year and for the last five years a 8.10% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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