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CSX Corp. (NASDAQ: CSX) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

CSX Corp. (NASDAQ: CSX), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 28587.72. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for CSX Corp. is 30.98 (with a change from open of 1.14%), this in conjunction with a target price of 30.82. Volume today has so far reached 8947775, with an average volume of about 6610.93. The GAP for this stock, is 1.39%.

The P/E ratio is 16.51, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 15.66. The current EPS for CSX Corp., is 1.83, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 4.00%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 18.86%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for CSX Corp., EPS is looking like it will grow 10.35% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 5.31%. Quarter over quarter is -16.40% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -11.70%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 8.10%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 2.10%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.20% and institutional ownership is 72.00%. Shares outstanding is 946.3, while shares float is at a value of 942.4. Float short for CSX Corp. is 1.18% and the short ratio is 1.69.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.85, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.91. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1, and the quick ratio is 0.8. The most recent gross margin is 73.10% and their operating margin is 29.60%. The profit margin is 16.10%.

CSX Corp. has seen returns on assets of 5.10%, and on investment, 10.90%. Return on equity is 15.30%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 3.11. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.59, with Price/book ratio coming to 2.48 and Price/cash is 34.53, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 82.62.

The simple moving averages are 6.99% and 18.19% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -1.05% and the 52 week low is 48.29%.

CSX Corp. has a dividend yield of 2.38%, with a current price of 30.98. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 39.30%. This is in an industry, Railroads, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Services. CSX Corp. is based in USA.

Performance in the Railroads industry means that CSX Corp. has seen performance for the past week of -1.63%, with performance for the month coming to 5.67%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 4.66%, and for the half year the performance is 12.01%. Volatility for this week is 1.49% and for the month this is 1.62%.

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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