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How to buy CSX Corporation (CSX) 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 19,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
How to buy shares in CSX Corporation
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- Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – CSX – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
- Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.
What's in this guide?
- CSX shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is CSX stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Can I short CSX shares?
- Is CSX suitable for ethical investing?
- Are CSX shares over-valued?
- CSX Corporation's financials
- How volatile are CSX shares?
- Does CSX Corporation pay a dividend?
- Have CSX shares ever split?
- Other common questions
CSX Corporation stock price (NASDAQ: CSX)Use our graph to track the performance of CSX stocks over time.
CSX Corporation shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$99.70|
|52-week range||$22.42 - $34.48|
|50-day moving average||$32.08|
|200-day moving average||$31.77|
|Wall St. target price||$35.85|
|Dividend yield||$0.353 (1.12%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.18|
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CSX Corporation price performance over time
|1 week (2021-07-17)||N/A|
|1 month (2021-06-28)||4.60%|
|3 months (2021-04-28)||-1.77%|
|6 months (2021-01-24)||N/A|
|1 year (2020-07-24)||N/A|
|2 years (2019-07-24)||N/A|
|3 years (2018-07-24)||N/A|
|5 years (2016-07-24)||N/A|
Is CSX Corporation under- or over-valued?
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 28x. In other words, CSX Corporation shares trade at around 28x recent earnings.
That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).
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 1.7875. 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 $5.7 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||$10.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||41.17%|
|Gross profit TTM||$5.8 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||6.91%|
|Return on equity TTM||21.57%|
|Market capitalisation||$74.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting CSX Corporation shares
There are currently 17.5 million CSX Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as CSX Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 22.2% down from 22.6 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting CSX Corporation shares can be evaluated.
CSX Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
CSX Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of CSX Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of CSX Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 11.4 million). CSX Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.54. In other words for every 100,000 CSX Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1540 shares are currently held short.
However CSX Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of CSX Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable CSX Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case CSX Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 CSX Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0077% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable CSX Corporation shares, roughly 8 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against CSX Corporation.
Find out more about how you can short CSX Corporation stock.
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
|Total ESG score||21.09|
|Total ESG percentile||30.24|
|Environmental score percentile||3|
|Social score percentile||3|
|Governance score percentile||3|
|Level of controversy||3|
CSX Corporation share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 30.59% of net profits
Recently CSX Corporation has paid out, on average, around 30.59% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.18% 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 1.18% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In CSX Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.353 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 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 26 May 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 $22.4185 up to $34.4836. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
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 1.154. 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.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of CSX Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.129% of CSX Corporation shares are held by insiders and 76.18% by institutions. How many people work for CSX Corporation?
Latest data suggests 19,000 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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