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How to buy FreightCar America (RAIL) stock

Learn how to easily invest in FreightCar America stock.

FreightCar America, Inc
NASDAQ: RAIL - USD
RAILROADS
$5.34
-$0.05 (-0.93%)

FreightCar America, Inc is a railroads business based in the US. FreightCar America shares (RAIL) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. FreightCar America employs 669 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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FreightCar America stock price (NASDAQ: RAIL)

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FreightCar America shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-22.
Latest market close$6.13
52-week range$1.35 - $8.63
50-day moving average $5.89
200-day moving average $4.95
Wall St. target price$5.75
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-5.01

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FreightCar America price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $6.13 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-17) N/A
1 month (2021-06-28) -0.33%
3 months (2021-04-28) -16.49%
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

FreightCar America financials

Revenue TTM $135.6 million
Gross profit TTM $-13,502,000
Return on assets TTM -10.39%
Return on equity TTM -231.67%
Profit margin -78.07%
Book value $1.96
Market capitalisation $87.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting FreightCar America shares

There are currently 1.0 million FreightCar America shares held short by investors – that's known as FreightCar America's "short interest". This figure is 1.5% down from 1.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting FreightCar America shares can be evaluated.

FreightCar America's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

FreightCar America's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of FreightCar America shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of FreightCar America shares traded daily (recently around 1.6 million). FreightCar America's SIR currently stands at 0.66. In other words for every 100,000 FreightCar America shares traded daily on the market, roughly 660 shares are currently held short.

However FreightCar America's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of FreightCar America shares, or, against the total number of tradable FreightCar America shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case FreightCar America's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 FreightCar America shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.0871% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable FreightCar America shares, roughly 87 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 FreightCar America.

Find out more about how you can short FreightCar America stock.

FreightCar America share dividends

We're not expecting FreightCar America to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

FreightCar America share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, FreightCar America's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.35 up to $8.63. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

RAIL.US volatility(beta: 2.5)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 FreightCar America's is 2.4951. This would suggest that FreightCar America's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

FreightCar America overview

FreightCar America, Inc. , through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and sells railcars and railcar components for the transportation of bulk commodities and containerized freight products primarily in North America. It operates through two segments, Manufacturing and Parts. The company offers a range of freight cars, including open top hoppers; covered hopper cars; gondolas; triple hoppers and hybrid aluminum/stainless steel railcars; ore hopper and gondola railcars; ballast hopper cars; aggregate hopper cars; intermodal flats; and non-intermodal flat cars. It also provides railcars, including coal cars, bulk commodity cars, coil steel cars, and boxcars; and woodchip hoppers, aluminum vehicle carriers, intermodal doublestack railcars, and articulated bulk container railcars. In addition, the company sells used railcars; leases, rebuilds, and converts railcars; and sells forged, cast, and fabricated parts for various railcars. It also exports its manufactured railcars to Latin America and the Middle East.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of FreightCar America is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 23.615% of FreightCar America shares are held by insiders and 25.933% by institutions.
How many people work for FreightCar America?
Latest data suggests 669 work at FreightCar America.
When does the fiscal year end for FreightCar America?
FreightCar America's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is FreightCar America based?
FreightCar America's address is: 125 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL, United States, 60606
What is FreightCar America's ISIN number?
FreightCar America's international securities identification number is: US3570231007
What is FreightCar America's CUSIP number?
FreightCar America's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 357023100

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