With the inevitability of rising fuel costs and stricter emissions standards for locomotives set to take effect in 2015, class 1 railroad companies such as Berkshire Hathaway’s Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC, Union Pacific (NYSE: UNP ) , Canadian National Railway(TSX: CNR ) , and CSX Corp. (NYSE: CSX ) are researching alternatives to manage their expenses. One of the alternatives the railroad companies are exploring is switching from diesel to liquefied natural gas, or LNG, as the main source of power for their locomotives.
The idea of LNG
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Over the past year, Norfolk Southern (NSC) stock price has had a very solid run. Over the past twelve months, the stock increased from ~$65.00 to the current price of $96.27. As this has been a strong increase, this poses the question, at this point in the market, is Norfolk Southern a buy?
About Norfolk Southern
Norfolk Southern Corporation is engaged in the rail transportation of raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods primarily in the Southeast, East, and
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Understanding Norfolk Southern Corporation’s (NYSE:NSC) cost of debt, cost of equity and WACC is an important factor in stock research. Using these formulas an investor will understand how much the shareholder should expect in return for the stock over the long-term, how much the company pays for its debt and how much the company needs in return to break even on its investments.
Cost of Debt
The cost of debt is the effective rate that a company pays on its
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Over the past year, CSX Corporation’s (CSX) stock price has had a decent run. Over the past twelve months, the stock increased from ~$24.00 to the current price of $28.01. As this has been an good run, this poses the question, at this point in the market, is CSX still a buy?
CSX Corporation operates as a transportation supplier. It provides rail-based transportation services including traditional rail service and the transport of intermodal containers and trailers.
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Over the past four months Union Pacific’s (UNP) stock price has had a stellar run. Driven by the slow economic recovery, the company’s share price has increased from ~$150.00 to the current price of ~$185.33. As this has been an extensive run, this poses the question, at this point in the market, is UNP still a buy?
In the evaluation below, we will be able to see how Union Pacific has fared over the past four years regarding its profitability,
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