CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, October 5th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Thursday, November 30th will be paid a dividend of 0.20 per share by the transportation company on Friday, December 15th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.53%.

CSX Corporation (CSX) traded up 1.02% during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $52.35. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 5,032,894 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $47.81 billion, a PE ratio of 27.38 and a beta of 1.35. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $51.22 and its 200 day moving average price is $51.11. CSX Corporation has a 1-year low of $30.01 and a 1-year high of $55.48.

CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 18th. The transportation company reported $0.64 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.59 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $2.93 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.85 billion. CSX Corporation had a return on equity of 16.93% and a net margin of 15.46%. CSX Corporation’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.47 EPS. Equities analysts anticipate that CSX Corporation will post $2.22 EPS for the current fiscal year.

CSX Corporation announced that its board has authorized a stock buyback plan on Tuesday, July 18th that permits the company to repurchase $500.00 million in shares. This repurchase authorization permits the transportation company to repurchase up to 1% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often a sign that the company’s board believes its shares are undervalued.

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In other CSX Corporation news, Director Ridge Lp Mantle purchased 1,357,000 shares of CSX Corporation stock in a transaction on Friday, July 21st. The shares were bought at an average price of $51.59 per share, with a total value of $70,007,630.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 106 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,468.54. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 4.79% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

CSX has been the subject of several research reports. BidaskClub raised CSX Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. TD Securities reduced their target price on CSX Corporation from $64.00 to $63.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, July 20th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $65.00 target price on shares of CSX Corporation in a report on Friday, June 9th. Morgan Stanley downgraded CSX Corporation from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating and reduced their target price for the company from $44.00 to $43.00 in a report on Monday. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $55.00 target price (down from $57.00) on shares of CSX Corporation in a report on Thursday, September 7th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and eighteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. CSX Corporation presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $54.09.

CSX Corporation Company Profile

CSX Corporation is a transportation company. The Company provides rail-based freight transportation services, including traditional rail service and transport of intermodal containers and trailers, as well as other transportation services, such as rail-to-truck transfers and bulk commodity operations.

Dividend History for CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX)

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