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Is CSX Corp.(NASDAQ: CSX), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. CSX Corp. (NASDAQ: CSX) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 11/03/1980. CSX Corp. is in the Railroads industry and Services sector. Average volume for CSX Corp., is 7166.03, and so far today it has a volume of 7435100. Performance year to date since the 11/03/1980 is 4.26%.

To help you determine whether CSX Corp. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 13.88 and forward P/E is 13.9. PEG perhaps more useful shows that CSX Corp. has a value for PEG of 2.66. P/S ratio is 2.25 and the P/B ratio is 2.21. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 23.2 and 74.58 respectively.

At the current price CSX Corp. is trading at, 26.67 (0.53% today), CSX Corp. has a dividend yield of 2.70%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 37.40%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.92, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 10.35% after growing 4.00% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -17.00%, and -13.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 962, and the number of shares float is 952.32. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 71.90%. The float short is 0.85%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.13. Management has seen a return on assets of 5.50%, and also a return on investment of 10.90%.

The ability for CSX Corp., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.5, and quick ratio is 1.3. Long term debt/equity is 0.91 and total debt/equity is 0.91. In terms of margins, CSX Corp. has a gross margin of 72.80%, with its operating margin at 30.20%, and CSX Corp. has a profit margin of 16.50%.

The 52 week high is -17.18%, with 26.84% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 2.19% and the 200 day simple moving average is 3.99%.

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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