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January 24, 2014
10:56 EDTKSU, NSC, UNP, CPRailroads sink after Kansas City Southern results miss expectations
Shares of railroad operators are falling after one of the companies in the sector, Kansas City Southern (KSU), reported weaker than expected results earlier today. WHAT'S NEW: Kansas City Southern's fourth quarter earnings per share came in at $1.03, well below the consensus estimate of $1.10. The company's revenue was slightly below expectations. Kansas City Southern identified weak coal volumes and challenging weather as the main causes of its miss. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Yesterday the NTSB recommended that the government impose stricter regulations on the transportation of crude oil by trains. The agency said it was concerned that accidents involving trains transporting crude oil could cause "major loss of life, property damage and environmental consequences." Also yesterday, another railroad operator, Union Pacific (UNP), reported stronger than expected fourth quarter results. The company noted that its overall freight volume had increased 7% last quarter, driven by core pricing gains. Union Pacific did, however, report that its coal revenue had dropped 1% in the fourth quarter, compared with the same period in 2012. PRICE ACTION: In mid-morning trading, Kansas City Southern tumbled 14.7% to $100, Union Pacific lost 0.7% to $173, Norfolk Southern (NSC) dropped 2.5% to $91.30, and Canadian Pacific (CP) declined 2.4% to $144.50.
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May 26, 2015
20:50 EDTNSCBernstein to hold a conference
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May 20, 2015
11:35 EDTUNPUnion Pacific sees little improvement in coal shipments for remainder of Q2
On May 20, at the Wolfe Research Global Transportation Conference, Robert Knight, Jr., Executive Vice President-Finance and CFO of Union Pacific, stated that, with second quarter 2015 coal volumes down approximately 25% quarter-to-date versus last year, the company at this point does not expect to see much improvement in coal shipments for the remainder of the second quarter of 2015. Key volume drivers for coal continue to be the combination of low natural gas prices and mild weather conditions. Knight further noted that, as discussed on the company’s first quarter earnings release conference call, the company remains focused on re-aligning resources with demand to improve service and reduce costs. While progress is being made, the company expects the second quarter will still reflect the service and cost impacts of operating inefficiencies.
10:39 EDTUNPUnion Pacific facing near-term cost headwinds
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08:46 EDTNSCNorfolk Southern reports volumes Q2-to-date are down 1%
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May 19, 2015
07:11 EDTCP, UNPWolfe Research to hold a conference
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May 18, 2015
10:01 EDTKSUOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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07:56 EDTKSUKansas City Southern downgraded due to lower volumes at BofA/Merrill
As previously reported, BofA/Merrill downgraded Kansas City Southern to Neutral from Buy and lowered its price target to $97 from $116. The firm said Kansas City Southern already pulled guidance and Q2 carloads to date are down 7%, versus its 1% growth forecast and coal carloads are down 44%, below its forecast of down 7%, due to large customer. Luminent, being virtually shut-down due to low natural gas prices.
06:47 EDTKSUKansas City Southern downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
May 15, 2015
10:01 EDTKSUOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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10:01 EDTUNPOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Aspen Technology (AZPN) upgraded to Overweight from Sector Weight at Pacific Crest... Canadian National (CNI) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Scotia Capital... Connecticut Water (CTWS) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Hanesbrands (HBI) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at DA Davidson... Impala Platinum (IMPUY) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Inovalon (INOV) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... J.C. Penney (JCP) upgraded to Market Perform at BMO Capital... Sovran Self Storage (SSS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Syngenta (SYT) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Exane BNP Paribas... UPS (UPS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman... Union Pacific (UNP) upgraded to Buy from Hold at TD Securities... Yum! Brands (YUM) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan.
08:40 EDTUNPUnion Pacific upgraded to Buy from Hold at TD Securities
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07:31 EDTKSUKansas City Southern downgraded at Credit Suisse
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06:44 EDTCP, UNP, NSCEnvironmentalists file lawsuit over oil train safety rules, NY Times says
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06:09 EDTKSUKansas City Southern downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse
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May 14, 2015
13:12 EDTNSCNorfolk Southern names Alan Shaw Chief Marketing Officer
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11:29 EDTNSCNorfolk Southern CEO says 'confident' in company's long-term strengths
Addressing his last annual meeting as Norfolk Southern's CEO, Wick Moorman told shareholders that "we see continuing strength in the overall economy as well as opportunities in many of the markets we serve," and, "We are confident in our company's long-term strengths and prospects for continued success." President Jim Squires becomes CEO June 1, and Moorman will remain as executive chairman of the board. Moorman reviewed company highlights of 2014, which included "earning record income, revenues, and earnings per share while establishing its best-ever operating ratio, a key indicator of operating performance." These accomplishments were especially significant, Moorman said, considering 2014's extreme winter weather and traffic surges that exceeded expectations, which created service challenges. He delivered an upbeat message to customers and stockholders. "We expect to reach the strong velocity and service levels we saw in 2012 and 2013 by the second half of this year," Moorman said. "As we restore our network's velocity and efficiency, we will be able to secure additional business at rates that will drive positive returns for our shareholders."
09:19 EDTKSU, NSC, UNP, CPKansas City Southern drops after withdrawing 2015 revenue, volume guidance
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09:10 EDTKSUKansas City Southern to reevaluate providing revenue, volume guidance in 2016
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09:05 EDTKSUKansas City Southern board authorizes $500M share repurchase program
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09:05 EDTKSUKansas City Southern withdrawing 2015 revenue, volume guidance
On May 14, at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Transportation Conference, Kansas City Southern EVP and CFO, Michael W. Upchurch, will provide a business update. As noted in Upchurch’s presentation, the company is withdrawing its 2015 revenue and volume guidance primarily due to the uncertainty around energy-related markets, foreign exchange impacts, and U.S. fuel prices. The company is reiterating its operating ratio target of low-60s by 2017.
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