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Justin K Lacey

Justin K Lacey


Professional Marketer by day. Financial Analyst by night. Soon to be Certified Financial Planner (CFP). I invest every spare moment trying to understand a company's strengths, weaknesses, and where the opportunities are for future success. My aim is inform, educate and share; to spread a few “capital ideas”.

Recent articles

The Case for (and Against) Investing in Union Pacific

Will Union Pacific's great franchise deliver market-beating returns?

The Case for -- and Against -- Investing in Norfolk Southern

Investors looking to achieve market-beating results may want to carefully consider an investment in Norfolk Southern.

Can Stantec Inc. Maintain Its Impressive First-Quarter Momentum?

Strong organic growth, a record backlog and increasing acquisition activity bodes well for this impressive design firm.

3 Important Conclusions From First-Quarter Results for Railways

Positive signs from a challenging first quarter suggest better days for the nation's railways.

The Inside Track On Norfolk Southern's First-Quarter Results

Despite lower revenues and volume in the first quarter, some trends point to a stronger second quarter at Norfolk Southern.

The Real Story Behind Canadian National Railway's First-Quarter Results

The railroad is recapturing lost momentum, and represents a leading indicator of North America's economic recovery.

Where Is the Economy Headed? Union Pacific Corp. May Have the Answer

A record first quarter may be a sign of good times to come for the economy and Union Pacific investors.

The Truth Behind Canadian Pacific's First-Quarter Results

Is Canadian Pacific stock priced for perfection?

The Real Story Behind CSX's First-Quarter Results

Three important insights every existing or potential CSX investor should know.

Is Canadian Pacific About to Raise Its Dividend?

Despite a larger than expected share buyback program, Canadian Pacific can't afford not to reward shareholders with a dividend increase.

Don't Buy These Railroad Stocks Until You Read This

Can Canadian National and Canadian Pacific overcome a rough start to 2014?

Can Stantec Inc. Engineer a Brighter Future?

Careful consideration of its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats offers a glimpse into this design giant's future.

3 Threats Facing This Engineering Giant

Can Stantec overcome these three threats and become one of the world's 10 top design firms?

Opportunities Abound for This Great Design Company

International expansion, oil and gas expertise, and a weak Canadian dollar are just a few opportunities for this global design firm.

Should Stantec Inc.'s Weaknesses Concern You?

Company size, ability to integrate acquisitions, and high valuation should give investors reason for concern.

Are the Strengths of Stantec Inc. a Sign of Good Times Ahead?

Strong 2013 results, and a dividend increase, bode well for Stantec.

3 Important Trends Affecting Railroads in 2014

Will 2014 be another record setting year for North America's railroads?

3 Important Takeaways From Canadian National Railway's Earnings Report

Canadian National delivers record volume and revenue, and declares a dividend increase.

3 Takeaways From Canadian Pacific's Earnings Release

A record-setting financial and operational performance may not do much for this expensive stock.

3 Things to Watch for in Canadian National Railway's Earnings Report

Investors hunting for market-beating returns will need more from Canadian National.