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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 27112.96. Since its IPO date on the 11/3/1980, CSX Corp., CSX performance year to date is 11.34%. Today CSX Corp., CSX has gained -0.81%, with a current price of 28.25.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 72.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 39.30%. Return of assets are at 5.10%, 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 0.85. While Total debt/equity is 0.91. With a profit margin of 16.10%, this is combined with a gross margin of 73.10%, and operating margin of 29.60%. CSX Corp. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1, while the quick ratio is 0.8.

For the last year CSX Corp., CSX has seen a EPS growth of 4.00%. A performance for the year of -2.30%. The 52-week high is -5.54%, and the 52-week low is 34.36%. The average volume for CSX Corp., CSX is 1818104.

With a target price of 29.4, can CSX Corp., CSX reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of CSX Corp., CSX. CSX Corp. has a P/E of 15.56 and a forward P/E of 14.8. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.92. CSX Corp. also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.46 and 2.33 respectively. For P/cash, CSX Corp. has a value of 32.75, while it is 78.36 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 28.25, CSX Corp. has a dividend yield of 2.53%. We see a return on equity of 15.30%.

Looking more long-term CSX Corp., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 5.33%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 10.32% 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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