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Best Railroad Stocks to Buy Now (2022)
Top railroad stocks in 2022 ranked by overall Zen Score. See the best railroad stocks to buy now, according to analyst forecasts for the railroads industry.

Industry: Railroads
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Company
Performance Score
Market Cap
Revenue
EBITDA
Earnings
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Revenue Growth Y/Y
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Earnings Growth 5Y
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CNI
CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY CO
$85.40B$11.82B$6.26B$3.55B$5.119.18%3.56%2.01%5.45%2023-01-23
NSC
NORFOLK SOUTHERN CORP
$56.88B$12.36B$5.97B$3.24B$13.6413.78%3.57%16.88%16.34%2023-01-24
CSX
CSX CORP
$66.27B$14.55B$7.51B$4.08B$1.8822.06%4.67%18.24%23.78%2023-01-18
WAB
WESTINGHOUSE AIR BRAKE TECHNOLOGIES CORP
$18.61B$8.13B$1.47B$665.20M$3.604.58%17.91%49.38%6.32%
UNP
UNION PACIFIC CORP
$130.97B$24.43B$12.60B$7.07B$11.2215.16%3.11%19.62%14.63%2023-01-18
CP
CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY LTD
$74.62B$6.08B$3.56B$2.01B$2.271.34%4.17%-35.52%3.71%2023-01-25
TRN
TRINITY INDUSTRIES INC
$2.39B$1.63B$637.10M$162.80M$1.6834.60%-7.17%N/A2.02%
KIQ
KELSO TECHNOLOGIES INC
$14.23M$10.54M$273.74k-$2.07M-$0.0454.43%11.82%N/AN/A
GBX
GREENBRIER COMPANIES INC
$1.18B$2.98B$224.40M$46.90M$1.4470.36%6.54%45.45%-18.36%2023-01-05
FSTR
FOSTER L B CO
$100.00M$473.29M$14.02M-$1.97M-$0.20-8.32%-1.16%N/AN/A
RAIL
FREIGHTCAR AMERICA INC
$60.45M$310.78M$129.00k-$27.95M-$1.1164.77%-7.77%N/AN/A
RVSN
RAIL VISION LTD
$14.31MN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
USDP
USD PARTNERS LP
$111.16M$113.56M-$20.59M-$52.95M-$1.52-39.79%0.18%N/AN/A

Railroad Stocks FAQ

What are the best railroad stocks to buy right now in Dec 2022?

According to Zen Score, the 3 best railroad stocks to buy right now are:

1. Canadian National Railway Co (NYSE:CNI)


Canadian National Railway Co (NYSE:CNI) is the top railroad stock with a Zen Score of 47, which is 15 points higher than the railroad industry average of 32. It passed 17 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Canadian National Railway Co has seen its stock lose -2.98% over the past year, overperforming other railroad stocks by 5 percentage points.

Canadian National Railway Co has an average 1 year price target of $128.73, an upside of 2.18% from Canadian National Railway Co's current stock price of $125.98.

Canadian National Railway Co stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 12 analysts covering Canadian National Railway Co, 33.33% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 0% have issued a Buy, 66.67% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

2. Csx (NASDAQ:CSX)


Csx (NASDAQ:CSX) is the second best railroad stock with a Zen Score of 45, which is 13 points higher than the railroad industry average of 32. It passed 17 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Csx has seen its stock lose -14.7% over the past year, underperforming other railroad stocks by -6 percentage points.

Csx has an average 1 year price target of $34.16, an upside of 8.37% from Csx's current stock price of $31.52.

Csx stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 19 analysts covering Csx, 31.58% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 21.05% have issued a Buy, 42.11% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 5.26% have issued a Strong Sell.

3. Norfolk Southern (NYSE:NSC)


Norfolk Southern (NYSE:NSC) is the third best railroad stock with a Zen Score of 45, which is 13 points higher than the railroad industry average of 32. It passed 16 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Norfolk Southern has seen its stock lose -14.25% over the past year, underperforming other railroad stocks by -6 percentage points.

Norfolk Southern has an average 1 year price target of $249.00, an upside of 1.36% from Norfolk Southern's current stock price of $245.67.

Norfolk Southern stock has a consensus Hold recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 17 analysts covering Norfolk Southern, 17.65% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 11.76% have issued a Buy, 64.71% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 5.88% have issued a Strong Sell.

What are the railroad stocks with highest dividends?

Out of 9 railroad stocks that have issued dividends in the past year, the 3 railroad stocks with the highest dividend yields are:

1. Usd Partners (NYSE:USDP)


Usd Partners (NYSE:USDP) has an annual dividend yield of 14.76%, which is 11 percentage points higher than the railroad industry average of 3.31%. Usd Partners's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% one times in the last 10 years. Usd Partners's dividend has not shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Usd Partners's dividend payout ratio of -32.3% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

2. Trinity Industries (NYSE:TRN)


Trinity Industries (NYSE:TRN) has an annual dividend yield of 3.13%, which is the same as the railroad industry average of 3.31%. Trinity Industries's dividend payout is stable, having never dropped by more than 10% in the last 10 years. Trinity Industries's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Trinity Industries's dividend payout ratio of 54.8% indicates that its dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

3. Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX)


Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) has an annual dividend yield of 3%, which is the same as the railroad industry average of 3.31%. Greenbrier Companies's dividend payout is stable, having never dropped by more than 10% in the last 10 years. Greenbrier Companies's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Greenbrier Companies's dividend payout ratio of 75% indicates that its dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

Why are railroad stocks up?

Railroad stocks were up 1.07% in the last day, and down -2.73% over the last week.

We couldn't find a catalyst for why railroad stocks are up.

What are the most undervalued railroad stocks?

Based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score, the 3 most undervalued railroad stocks right now are:

1. Csx (NASDAQ:CSX)


Csx (NASDAQ:CSX) is the most undervalued railroad stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Csx has a valuation score of 43, which is 21 points higher than the railroad industry average of 22. It passed 3 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Csx's stock has dropped -14.7% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the railroad industry by -6 percentage points.

2. Norfolk Southern (NYSE:NSC)


Norfolk Southern (NYSE:NSC) is the second most undervalued railroad stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Norfolk Southern has a valuation score of 43, which is 21 points higher than the railroad industry average of 22. It passed 3 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Norfolk Southern's stock has dropped -14.25% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the railroad industry by -6 percentage points.

3. Trinity Industries (NYSE:TRN)


Trinity Industries (NYSE:TRN) is the third most undervalued railroad stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Trinity Industries has a valuation score of 43, which is 21 points higher than the railroad industry average of 22. It passed 3 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Trinity Industries's stock has gained 3.85% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the railroad industry by 12 percentage points.

Are railroad stocks a good buy now?

54.55% of railroad stocks rated by analysts are a buy right now. On average, analysts expect railroad stocks to rise by 4.66% over the next year.

What is the average p/e ratio of the railroads industry?

The average P/E ratio of the railroads industry is 22.82x.
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