Railroad Stocks

Railroad stocks are a group of equity securities representing publicly traded railroad companies that are based in North America. Within this group, companies are mostly largely capitalized with long operating histories.


Railroad stocks are always good barometers on overall business conditions and the economy. Keeping up with railroads is equally as useful as following the Dow Jones Transportation Average for stock market direction. And for the most part, the major railroad…

It really is a great time to be in the railroad business. Cash flow is abundant and these stocks are poised for more capital gains. While coal shipments have been a weak spot for railroad companies, virtually all other major…

So long as transportation stocks are ticking higher, the stock market is much less susceptible to a price retrenchment. The Dow Jones Transportation Average just blew past 8,500, recently hitting a new record-high after taking a well-deserved break around mid-July…

Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) is a company that’s getting upgraded by the Street and earnings estimates are ticking higher. It’s great news for this benchmark stock and top wealth creator. The business cycle in old economy industrial businesses still has…

It’s been a very choppy start to the year for stocks and with no real trend to latch onto, the news of the day is the catalyst for the trading action. There is still a positive undercurrent in the equity…

Earnings estimates for Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) are going up and the stock, which recently accelerated, finally looks like it has broken out of a 13-year consolidation. Microsoft has been an income play for quite a while. Currently yielding three percent,…

With more and more companies reporting, earnings results are a mixed bag. There’s outperformance, underperformance, and some just plain awful sales results.  Coach, Inc. (COH) got hit hard after the company missed consensus big-time on a dramatic drop in North…

To illustrate the solid business conditions that exist in the railroad industry, Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (WAB) is a company that’s growing and has been an excellent stock market investment. Operating as Wabtec Corporation, which was created in 2009…

This market is definitely looking tired after such a strong run since mid-October. The performance of transportation stocks has been noticeable this year. The Dow Jones Transportation Average has actually outperformed the NASDAQ Composite year-to-date. In my mind, when there’s…

The stock market has gone up tremendously and the pressure on interest rates will continue. Among the many benchmark stocks that I follow, I’ve noticed 2014 Wall Street earnings estimates have been nudging higher. In a role reversal, Union Pacific…

Reporting this week is one of my favorite benchmark stocks. Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) is a railroad company that’s been a solid wealth creator in what’s been a resurgence of old economy stocks over the last several years. Wall Street…

Long-time readers of this column know of my affinity for railroad stocks. I like keeping things domestic; I like keeping things simple; and I like consistent growth—in revenues, earnings, and dividends. Railroad stocks are benchmarks on the North American economy.…

I’ve always liked railroad stocks; they are the backbone of North America, and they’re very good at making money. Often in this column we consider the stock market performance of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE/UNP). I firmly believe that this company…