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How to buy CSX Corporation shares

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CSX Corporation (CSX) is a leading railroads business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$98.97 after a previous close of US$98.45. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD98.8 to a high of USD103.34. The latest price was USD102.69 (25 minute delay). CSX Corporation is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in CSX Corporation

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for CSX Corporation. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: CSX. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until CSX Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of CSX Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of CSX Corporation. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

CSX Corporation share price

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CSX Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-21.
Previous closeUS$98.45
Change US$4.24
Change % 4.3068%
Volume 7,165,606
Information last updated 2021-04-15.
52-week rangeUS$58.0531 - US$99.34
50-day moving average US$94.3843
200-day moving average US$89.164
Target priceUS$102.91
PE ratio 27.3222
Dividend yield US$1.04 (1.06%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$3.6

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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 last close of $102.69

1 week (2021-04-14) 4.40%
1 month (2021-03-19) 13.13%
3 months (2021-01-21) 12.09%
6 months (2020-10-21) 30.45%
1 year (2020-04-21) 72.65%
2 years (2019-04-18) 30.04%
3 years (2018-04-20) 71.04%
5 years (2016-04-21) 283.17%

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 27x. In other words, CSX Corporation shares trade at around 27x 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 1.9408. 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 US$5.8 billion (£4.2 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 US$10.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 41.69%
Gross profit TTM US$5.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 7.07%
Return on equity TTM 22.14%
Profit margin 26.13%
Book value 17.181
Market capitalisation US$74.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting CSX Corporation shares

There are currently 7.3 million CSX Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as CSX Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 18.1% down from 8.9 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 3.8 million). CSX Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.92. In other words for every 100,000 CSX Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1920 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 0.0096% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable CSX Corporation shares, roughly 10 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

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: 29.44% of net profits

Recently CSX Corporation has paid out, on average, around 29.44% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.14% 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 1.14% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In CSX Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.04 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 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have CSX Corporation's shares ever split?

CSX Corporation's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 15 June 2011. 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 US$58.0531 up to US$99.34. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CSX.US volatility(beta: 1.17)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 1.1655. 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. CSX Corporation was incorporated in 1978 and is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.

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