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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for CSX. The highest price target was 65, implying potential capital gains of 30.29 percent. The minimum price target given was 44, implying a possible loss of -11.81 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -3.39 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -2.56 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.88 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.32 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, 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.

CSX has an estimated earnings growth rate of 20.27 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of CSX is 1.29.

In the trailing 52-weeks, CSX hit 55.48 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 27.46. Today's price is 81.68 percent above the 52-week low, and 10.08 percent below the high. CSX has a P/E 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 market cap of CSX is $45.67 billion. CSX's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.