Analyst Ratings for CSX Corp. (CSX)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Overweight has been given to CSX Corp. (NASDAQ:CSX) by analysts covering the stock. About 30 days ago, CSX was issued an average rating of Overweight.

Of the 30 analysts covering the stock, 18 gave it a buy rating, 4 gave an overweight rating, 8 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

CSX was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 65, implying a possible profit of 30.29 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 44, implying a possible loss of -11.81 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -3.39 percent. That number becomes -2.56 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.88 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.32 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 9 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 5 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of CSX to grow at a rate of 20.27 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. CSX has a PEG ratio of 1.29.

CSX has a 52-week high of 55.48 and a 52-week low of 27.46. Today's price is 81.68 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 10.08 percent. CSX has a price/earnings ratio of 26.05. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CSX value stock report compares CSX to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $45.67 billion. CSX's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.