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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 11/3/1980. CSX Corp. is in the Railroads industry and Services sector. Average volume for CSX Corp., is 6295.19, and so far today it has a volume of 4113500. Performance year to date since the 11/3/1980 is 10.87%.

To help you determine whether CSX Corp. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 15.4 and forward P/E is 14.64. PEG perhaps more useful shows that CSX Corp. has a value for PEG of 2.83. P/S ratio is 2.43 and the P/B ratio is 2.31. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 32.4 and 77.54 respectively.

At the current price CSX Corp. is trading at, 28.18 (-0.35% today), CSX Corp. has a dividend yield of 2.56%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 39.30%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.83, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 10.25% after growing 4.00% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -16.40%, and -11.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 952, and the number of shares float is 942.41. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 71.80%. The float short is 1.08%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.61. Management has seen a return on assets of 5.10%, and also a return on investment of 10.90%.

The ability for CSX Corp., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1, and quick ratio is 0.8. Long term debt/equity is 0.85 and total debt/equity is 0.91. In terms of margins, CSX Corp. has a gross margin of 73.10%, with its operating margin at 29.60%, and CSX Corp. has a profit margin of 16.10%.

The 52 week high is -5.17%, with 34.89% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 2.39% and the 200 day simple moving average is 9.46%.

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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