On the Performance of North American Railroad Stocks

The transportation sector is lagging so far this year relative to the performance of utilities and healthcare. Railroads form a big portion of the transportation sector. The year-to-date returns of major North American Class I railroad stocks is shown below: Click to enlarge The 5-year returns of major North American Class I railroad stocks is …

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Is it Time to Invest in Railroad Stocks ?

The Railroad industry in North America is an oligopoly with a handful of players dominating the market. From an investment perspective railroads are solid long-term investments with consistent growth and stable and growing dividends. As a cyclical sector, railroads tend to follow the overall state of the economy. Railroad stocks were flat to down until …

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US High Speed Rail System Dream Map

The U.S. lags the rest of the world in the high-speed rail transportation. When compared to other developed countries like Japan, France, Germany, etc. the U.S. has a third-rate high-speed rail system. In fact, the only high-speed train called the Acela Express has a maximum speed of only 150 mph (241 kph). Compared to this pathetic …

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Railroad Operator CSX to Move Listing from NYSE to Nasdaq

Eight railroad companies currently trade on the New York Stock Exchange. Out of these five are American railroads. Now CSX Corporation, one of the Class I railroads is moving its stock listing from the NYSE to NASDAQ effective after the market close of December 21, 2015. The ticker will continue to remain “CSX“. Below is an …

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Invest in North American Railroad Stocks for the Long Term

The railroad industry plays an important and critical role in the economic growth of North America countries. Railroads in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. are inter-connected for seamless and efficient transportation of freight across the continent. Due to the vastness of the U.S. and Canada, railroads move a tremendous amount of goods and materials cheaply from one …

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Canadian Railroads Beat Major U.S. Railroads Over 10, 5 Year Periods and Year-to-date

Canadian railroad stocks have performed better than major American railroads over various periods as shown in the charts below. Canadian Pacific (CP) as noted in red color is the best performer of the railroads shown in the charts. a) Stock performance over 10 years: Click to enlarge b) Performance over 5 years: c) Performance year-to-date:   Source: …

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