CSX Earnings Preview
CSX (NYS: CSX) beat estimates by $0.02 last quarter and investors are hoping it can beat them again. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday. CSX provides rail-based transportation services including traditional rail service and the transport of intermodal containers and trailers.
What analysts say:
- Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts strongly back CSX, with 17 of 24 rating it a buy and the remainder rating it a hold. Analysts don't like CSX as much as competitor Norfolk Southern overall. While analysts still rate the stock a moderate buy, they are a little more optimistic about it compared to three months ago.
- Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $2.98 billion in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 11.6% from the year-ago quarter.
- Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.44 per share. Estimates range from $0.40 to $0.47.
What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly behind the stock with 96.9% giving it an outperform rating. The community at large backs the All-Stars with 96.4% awarding it a rating of outperform. Fools have embraced CSX and haven't been shy with their opinions lately, logging 588 posts in the past 30 days. Even with a robust four out of five stars, CSX's CAPS rating falls a little short of the community's upbeat outlook.
CSX's profit has risen year over year by an average of 33.4% over the past five quarters.
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