Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, railroad operator CSX
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at CSX's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Jacksonville, Fla. (1978)|
|Market Cap||$22.1 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$11.6 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Michael Ward (since 2003)
CFO Oscar Munoz (since 2003)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||17.2%|
|Cash/Debt||$641 million / $8.65 billion|
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Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 1,951 members who have rated CSX believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include cjeck and All-Star JTMcGee, who is ranked in the top 10% of our community.
Just last month, cjeck touched on the tailwinds working in the stock's favor: "[I] expect [CSX] to have more business with the trend upward of expenses for other means of shipping."
In fact, CSX currently trades at a cheapish forward P/E of 11.0. That represents a slight discount to other railroad stocks like CN Railway (14.3), Norfolk Southern (12.2), and Union Pacific (12.9).
CAPS All-Star JTMcGee elaborates on the CSX bull case:
Feel safe giving this an outperform over the next 5 years. I expect auto parts/finished autos to increase, total cargo to increase, and don't think coal regulations are a real threat. An end to cheap coal doesn't mean an end to coal production, it just means it has to get shipped internationally to be used.
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