Comparing the Returns of Railroad Stocks Year-to-Date

North American railroad stocks have performed very well so far this year. While the S&P 500 is up around 21% year-to-date, most of Class I railroads, with the exception of CSX, have shot up by over 26%. Canadian Pacific(CP) is the best of the group and has grown by over 34%. One reason CSX is …

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How the US Railroad Industry Became a Monopoly: Chart

A few years ago I wrote a post about how the US railroad industry has become a monopoly with a neat map. The article was well received and continues to receive interest from readers. The following post is an update to that article. Of the Class I railroads in the US, the following four are …

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What Fits In One Rail Car: Infographic

Ever wonder what fits in one rail car? The following infographic shows how much a rail car holds for some of the items: Click to enlarge Source: AAR The major North American listed railroads are: Company: Canadian National Railway Co (CNI) Company: Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd(CP) Company: CSX Corp (CSX) Company: Kansas City Southern (KSU) …

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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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