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How to buy CSX Corporation stock

Learn how to easily invest in CSX Corporation stock.

CSX Corporation is a railroads business based in the US. CSX Corporation shares (CSX) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. CSX Corporation employs 20,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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CSX Corporation stock price (NASDAQ: CSX)

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CSX Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-16.
Latest market close$34.10
52-week range$27.39 - $38.01
50-day moving average $36.25
200-day moving average $33.61
Wall St. target price$39.83
PE ratio 22.9327
Dividend yield $0.365 (1.02%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.59

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Is it a good time to buy CSX Corporation stock?

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CSX Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $34.1 from 2022-01-21

1 week (2022-01-14) -6.42%
1 month (2021-12-23) -7.31%
3 months (2021-10-22) -3.73%
6 months (2021-07-23) 3.93%
1 year (2021-01-22) -61.09%
2 years (2020-01-24) -55.54%
3 years (2019-01-24) 65.05
5 years (2017-01-24) 46.69

Is CSX Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing CSX Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of CSX Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

CSX Corporation's P/E ratio

CSX Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 23x. In other words, CSX Corporation shares trade at around 23x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

CSX Corporation's PEG ratio

CSX Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.7112. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into CSX Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

CSX Corporation's EBITDA

CSX Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $6.5 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a CSX Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

CSX Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $11.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 42.92%
Gross profit TTM $5.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.04%
Return on equity TTM 27.85%
Profit margin 30.26%
Book value $5.94
Market capitalisation $80.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

CSX Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like CSX Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

CSX Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 21.09

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and CSX Corporation's overall score of 21.09 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 30th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like CSX Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

CSX Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 5.48/100

CSX Corporation's environmental score of 5.48 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that CSX Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

CSX Corporation's social score

Social score: 11.87/100

CSX Corporation's social score of 11.87 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that CSX Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

CSX Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 4.74/100

CSX Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that CSX Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

CSX Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. CSX Corporation scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that CSX Corporation hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

CSX Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 21.09
Total ESG percentile 30.24
Environmental score 5.48
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 11.87
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 4.74
Governance score percentile 3
Level of controversy 3

CSX Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 25.39% of net profits

Recently CSX Corporation has paid out, on average, around 25.39% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.02% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), CSX Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.02% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In CSX Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.365 per share.

While CSX Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that CSX Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

CSX Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 14 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have CSX Corporation's shares ever split?

CSX Corporation's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 28 June 2021. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your CSX Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for CSX Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted CSX Corporation's share price.

CSX Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, CSX Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $27.3944 up to $38.01. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CSX.US volatility(beta: 1.22)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while CSX Corporation's is 1.2164. This would suggest that CSX Corporation's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

CSX Corporation overview

CSX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides rail-based freight transportation services. The company offers rail services; and transportation of intermodal containers and trailers, as well as other transportation services, such as rail-to-truck transfers and bulk commodity operations. It transports chemicals, agricultural and food products, automotive, minerals, forest products, fertilizers, and metals and equipment; and coal, coke, and iron ore to electricity-generating power plants, steel manufacturers, and industrial plants, as well as exports coal to deep-water port facilities. The company also offers intermodal transportation services through a network of approximately 30 terminals transporting manufactured consumer goods in containers; and drayage services, including the pickup and delivery of intermodal shipments. It serves the automotive industry with distribution centers and storage locations, as well as connects non-rail served customers through transferring products from rail to trucks, which includes plastics and ethanol. The company operates approximately 19,500 route mile rail network, which serves various population centers in 23 states east of the Mississippi River, the District of Columbia, and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec, as well as owns and leases approximately 3,539 locomotives. It also serves production and distribution facilities through track connections.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of CSX Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.125% of CSX Corporation shares are held by insiders and 76.462% by institutions.
How many people work for CSX Corporation?
Latest data suggests 20,500 work at CSX Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for CSX Corporation?
CSX Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is CSX Corporation based?
CSX Corporation's address is: 500 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL, United States, 32202
What is CSX Corporation's ISIN number?
CSX Corporation's international securities identification number is: US1264081035
What is CSX Corporation's CUSIP number?
CSX Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 126408103

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