James Sands

Long only, transportation, growth, portfolio strategy
James Sands
Long only, transportation, growth, portfolio strategy
Contributor since: 2012
Jan 22, 10:41 AM
James Sands
First two weeks of carload traffic looking pretty grim.....$CNI $CP $CSX $GWR $KSU $NSC $PWX $UNP......
Jan 22, 10:45 AM
BNSF (-15%) CNI (-11% Merch.) (-21% bulk) CP (-11%) CSX (-14%) KSU (-2%) NSC (-3% Merch.) (-30% coal/coke) UNP (-13%)
Jan 22, 10:52 AM
I saw UNP results yesterday. NSC will be even uglier!
Jan 21, 10:45 AM
James Sands
Nice freight rally today with the market, but RRs are off due to Union Pacific's miss $UNP $CP $CNI $NSC $KSU $GWR, CSX $CSX is positive....
Jan 21, 11:40 AM
Yep, I put out monthly reports on RR traffic including commodity mix.
Jan 21, 12:24 PM
I watch those pretty closely and have read your notes. Thanks!
6/26/15
James Sands
YTD total carload traffic: BNSF 0.4%; $CNI 3.0%; $CP 0.5%; $CSX 0.0%; $KSU (2.5%); $NSC 0.1%; $UNP (3.8%)......
Based on YTD performance from last year.....
6/9/15
James Sands
$WAB just came across this from building data; WAB has returned positive results every year since 2000, even during the recession.......
$WAB has averaged a 21% return/year since 2000 and is up YTD 14.5%. Pretty amazing.....
5/5/15
James Sands
$UNP $CSX $NSC $KSU $GWR BNSF has a substantially stronger quarter in Q1 2015 versus its rail peers-driven by agricultural carloads and rev.
5/5/15
James Sands
BNSF quarterly filing out.....
4/27/15
James Sands
Added some more to $TRN today just over $29/share.....
4/24/15
James Sands
Based on $TRN 10-Q filing, the only material change made from the last quarters is an added class action in Note 18
State class actions are unknowns which may require appeals and high litigation fees for each state to determine outcomes....
Key drivers moving forward are further FHWA tests early summer and DOJ investigation process....
4/23/15
James Sands
$HP beats revenue estimates by 16% and diluted EPS by 75%......
4/23/15
James Sands
$FB $SAFM $UNP weighing on the portfolio, but many hi-flyers today: $HALO $LJPC $SQNM $HP $FFIV $ACAD $TRN
4/23/15
James Sands
Volatility of biotech is insane over the past couple of months: $HALO $LJPC $SQNM
4/22/15
James Sands
$FB $FFIV $QCOM 0 for 3 on AH earnings today with all companies down.....
4/22/15
James Sands
Despite weakness from $ILMN $SAFM and $TRN, portfolio is still up today.....leaders include $MA $LJPC $SQNM $MBLY
4/22/15
James Sands
$SAFM $PPC $TSN 3.8 million birds slaughtered due to avian bird flu outbreak to date....driving feed cost futures lower...
4/22/15
James Sands
More clouds ahead for $TRN with the new criminal investigation probe...saga continues.
4/22/15
Just maybe, the whistle blower competitor who pushed original lawsuit, saw over turn on appeal from new tests. Might have used political...
4/22/15
...connections with Democrat Senator/DOJ to continue attack on TRN- which can be "slowed down" during criminal probe.
4/21/15
James Sands
$ILMN crushes earnings estimates by 26% and beats on top-line by 2%.....
Near parity between non-GAAP earnings and GAAP earnings per diluted share.....
4/21/15
James Sands
Nice pop today on $LJPC with Oppenheimer upgrade and $43/share price target.....
4/15/15
James Sands
Liquidated $PCYC today for a 60% total return over the past year. Not interested in holding $ABBV and already have other core holdings....
Core Health Care holdings include $GILD $ILMN and $ACAD.....
4/14/15
James Sands
$SAFM long-term weakness for soybean meal, near-term weakness for corn: http://bit.ly/1CVpwGz
4/6/15
James Sands
$HP up huge today, keep focused on WTI spot market prices.....
3/25/15
James Sands
Oh the irony, my only positive holding today, just happened to be $HP.......
3/20/15
James Sands
Interesting events of a la carte TV developments:http://bit.ly/1xmvpk8 $CMCSA $TWX $DIS $FOXA $AMC $DISCA $SNI $NFLX $AMZN
3/17/15
James Sands
Just got back into $UNP....
Thanks Phil, I see your $UA position just keeps getting bigger!
for now yes, hope it continues haha, market cap is getting up there now
3/13/15
James Sands
$TRN has it right with their railcar leasing model, leasing growth should continue to occur whether from rail operators or shippers.....
3/13/15
James Sands
Great Moody's debt rating information on $HP: http://bit.ly/1xlfe16.mc_id=AM~WWFob29fRmluYW5jZTQyX1NCX1JhdGluZyBOZXdzX0FsbF9Fbmc%3d~20150312_PR_316457
3/13/15
James Sands
Looks like some near-term volatility may stay for a while with $SAFM: http://yhoo.it/1x2AH4f $PPC $TSN
Down 3.5% in after-hours....
3/12/15
James Sands
Good news for $SAFM capacity production:http://bit.ly/1b4z7Vq this had been tied up locally and now it is a go.
3/11/15
James Sands
Just went long $MA at around $87.50/share....
Going to stick with it until Paypal is spun off, then reassess things.....
3/10/15
James Sands
Biotech is keeping me down less than the broad averages today.....$ACAD $HALO $ILMN $PCYC
3/10/15
Same here. $CHEHF keeps on givin'
3/10/15
Huge 1-2 combo. What a KO! Nice Tom
3/9/15
James Sands
Initiated positions in $ILMN and $SQNM (very small position in SQNM)....biotech is now a substantial weighted position of the portfolio...
Things will balance out, especially when buying opportunities arise....
3/5/15
James Sands
Recent long biotech include very small positions in $HALO and $LJPC
3/5/15
James Sands
Whirlwind today with $PCYC...speculation on another bid coming....good/bad deal for $ABBV....regardless I'm cashing out once all clears up.