In the latest trading session, 5.66 million CSX Corp. (NASDAQ:CSX) shares changed hands as the company’s beta touched 1.19. With the company’s most recent per share price at $32.15 changing hands around $0.09 or 0.29% at last look, the market valuation stands at $63.54B. CSX’s current price is a discount, trading about -6.94% off its 52-week high of $34.38. The share price had its 52-week low at $27.60, which suggests the last value was 14.15% up since then. When we look at CSX Corp.’s average trading volume, we note the 10-day average is 11.78 million shares, with the 3-month average coming to 13.15 million.
Analysts gave the CSX Corp. (CSX) stock a consensus recommendation rating of an Overweight, calculated at a mean rating of 1.71. If we narrow down to specifics, the data shows that 0 out of 28 analysts rate the stock as a Sell, with a further 4 assigning it an Overweight rating. Of the remaining, 8 recommended CSX as a Hold, 16 felt it is a Buy and 0 rated the stock as Underweight. CSX Corp.’s EPS for the current quarter is expected to be $0.44.
CSX Corp. (NASDAQ:CSX) trade information
Instantly CSX is in green as seen in intraday trades today. With action 3.35%, the performance over the past five days has been green. The jump to weekly highs of 32.19 on Monday, 11/20/23 added 0.29% to the stock’s daily price. The company’s shares are showing year-to-date upside of 3.78%, with the 5-day performance at 3.35% in the green. However, in the 30-day time frame, CSX Corp. (NASDAQ:CSX) is 6.60% up. Looking at the short shares, we see there were 17.2 million shares sold at short interest cover period of 1.27 days.
The consensus price target for the stock as assigned by Wall Street analysts is $36.19, meaning bulls need an upside of 11.16% from its recent market value. According to analyst projections, CSX’s forecast low is $25.00 with $42.00 as the target high. To hit the forecast high, the stock’s price needs a -30.64% plunge from its current level, while the stock would need to tank 22.24% for it to hit the projected low.
CSX Corp. (CSX) estimates and forecasts
Data shows that the CSX Corp. share is performing relatively much not better than most of its peers within the same industry. As can be gleaned from the statistics, the company’s share value shot 1.71% over the past 6 months, a -4.19% in annual growth rate that is considerably lower than the industry average of 4.30%. Moreover, analysts have looked to lower expectations by upgrading its fiscal year 2023 revenue estimates. The rating firms predict current quarter revenue for CSX Corp. will fall -6.40%, while the growth in revenue is estimated to hit -4.20% for the next quarter. Year-over-year growth is forecast to reach -1.70% down from the last financial year.
Consensus estimates given by 18 financial analysts project the company’s revenue in the current quarter to hit an average of $3.61 billion. 10 analysts are of the opinion that CSX Corp.’s revenue for the quarter ending Mar 2024 will be $3.66 billion. The company’s revenue for the corresponding quarters a year ago was $3.73 billion and $3.58 billion respectively. According to analysts, the company will likely register a growth in its current quarter sales, forecast at -3.10%. The estimates for the next quarter sales put growth at 2.20%.
Looking at the company’s year-on-year earnings, data shows that the past 5-year has an earnings growth rate of -0.50%. The 2023 estimates are for CSX Corp. earnings to decrease by -6.04%, but the outlook for the next 5-year period is at 6.59% per year.
CSX Corp. is expected to release its next quarterly earnings report between January 23 and January 29. The 1.35% annual yield figure for the share gives it an annual dividend of 0.43. It is important to note, however, that the 1.35% dividend yield ratio should serve as a guide only, as you should also take into consideration many other aspects of a company’s operations and fundamentals before making any investment decision.
CSX Corp. (NASDAQ:CSX)’s Major holders
If we look at who the major shareholders are, we find that insiders hold 0.29% of CSX Corp. shares while 78.47% of the shares are in the hands of institutional holders. The share float percentage for the stock currently stands at 78.71%. There are 78.47% institutions holding the CSX Corp. stock share, with Vanguard Group Inc the top institutional holder. As of Sep 29, 2023, the company held 8.93% of the shares, roughly 176.53 million CSX shares worth $5.68 billion.
Blackrock Inc. holds the second largest percentage of outstanding shares, with 7.20% or 142.35 million shares worth $4.58 billion as of Sep 29, 2023.
Among Mutual Funds, the top two as of Jun 29, 2023 were Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund and Vanguard 500 Index Fund. With 63.42 million shares estimated at $2.04 billion under it, the former controlled 3.21% of total outstanding shares. On the other hand, Vanguard 500 Index Fund held about 2.45% of the shares, roughly 48.41 million shares worth around $1.56 billion.