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CSX Corporation (NYSE:CSX) is due to report earnings after the closing bell on October 18, 2011.

Overview
CSX trades an average of 12.9 million shares per day.

CSX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides rail-based transportation services. The company offers traditional rail service, and the transport of intermodal containers and trailers. The company was founded in 1978 and is based in Jacksonville, Florida.

52-Week High: $27.06
52-Week Low: $17.69
Book Value: $8.15
Float Short: 1.72%

On average, 23 analysts are expecting a drop of $-0.02 in earnings per share compared to last quarter's results of $0.46. The reporting quarter's estimated mean earnings are $0.44 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.40 and $0.47 per share.

In the last month, the stock has increased in price 3.12%, with a one-year change of 7.53%. Compared to the S&P 500, the year-to-date difference is 1.84%.

For the same fiscal period year-over-year, revenue has improved to $10.64 billion for 2010 vs. $9.04 billion for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $1.56 billion for 2010 vs. $1.14 billion for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $3.07 billion for 2010 vs. $2.27 billion for 2009.

paid2trade.com revenue gross bar chart for CSX

Gross reported revenue compared to the mean estimate (rounded).

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Revenue Estimates Actual $ Difference Difference %
Jun-11 $ 2.98 B $ 3.02 B $ 41.32 M 1.39%
Mar-11 $ 2.74 B $ 2.81 B $ 71.18 M 2.6%
Dec-10 $ 2.67 B $ 2.82 B $ 149.36 M 5.6%
Sep-10 $ 2.66 B $ 2.67 B $ 8.46 M 0.32%
Jun-10 $ 2.64 B $ 2.66 B $ 18.71 M 0.71%
M = millions; B = billions.
Differences are rounded.
Some one-time items are often excluded in reported EPS.




Reported earnings per share compared to the mean estimate. Differences are rounded.





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Source: Earnings Preview: CSX Reports Q3 Results Tuesday

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