CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX) Lifted to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

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CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX) fell by -0.73% in Monday's trading session from $54.52 to $54.12 The stock price went upward in 6 of the last 10 days and has generated 2.48% during the last two weeks. Aegis assumed coverage on CSX Corporation in a research report on Monday, October 24th. They now have a Dollars 62 price target on the stock. Sirios Capital Mngmt Limited Partnership reported 0.21% in CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX). Vetr lowered CSX Corporation from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $33.67 target price on the stock.in a research report on Wednesday, October 19th. UBS maintained CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX) rating on Wednesday, January 13. Gradient Investments LLC now owns 1,954 shares of the transportation company's stock worth $107,000 after acquiring an additional 539 shares in the last quarter. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and seventeen have given a buy rating to the company. CLSA initiated CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX) on Thursday, May 19 with "Underperform" rating. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a "buy" rating and set a $65.00 price objective on shares of CSX Corporation in a research note on Friday, August 11th. Financial Architects Inc has 0.04% invested in CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX) for 4,457 shares. The stock of CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX) has "Overweight" rating given on Monday, January 30 by Barclays Capital. The firm's 50 day moving average price is $52.66 and its 200-day moving average price is $51.76. The company's market cap is $48.15 Billion, and the average volume is 6.4 Million. CSX Corporation (CSX) has an operating margin of 29.70%.

Taking a look at a public company's Earnings per Share (EPS) is a good way of evaluating its profitability. The company now has Return on Equity of 15.60%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 1.2% compared to the same quarter a year ago. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.48 EPS. The company's quarterly revenue was down 7.8% on a year-over-year basis.

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Wall Street analysts on the sell-side covering shares of CSX Corporation (NYSE:CSX) have a mean recommendation of 2.10 on the shares. About 1.15 million shares traded. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.92, for a total value of $1,055,432.04. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 4,861,202 shares of the transportation company's stock worth $226,289,000 after acquiring an additional 1,152,841 shares during the period. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Lincoln Natl Corporation invested 0.01% in CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX).

ROA ratio indicates how profitable a company is relative to its total assets. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 69.78% of the company's stock. Washington Trust Bank increased its position in CSX Corporation by 7.7% in the third quarter. Assetmark Inc. now owns 2,186 shares of the transportation company's stock worth $102,000 after acquiring an additional 175 shares in the last quarter. Moreover, Pembroke Management Ltd has 1.56% invested in the company for 907,372 shares. Barnett And Communications has invested 0.8% of its portfolio in CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX). Stock buyback plans are usually an indication that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued. Advisors Asset Management Inc. bought a new position in CSX Corporation during the second quarter valued at approximately $117,000. A sudden increase in a stock's activity can be a sign that investors are trading in anticipation of a catalyst, or that investors feel very strongly in one way or the other about the future direction of a stock. Comparatively, CSX posted earnings of $0.5 per share in the same quarter, a year earlier. The Company provides rail-based freight transportation services, including traditional rail service and transport of intermodal containers and trailers, as well as other transportation services, such as rail-to-truck transfers and bulk commodity operations.