- The Association of American Railroads reports total U.S. rail traffic rose 4.4% in September
- The most important takeaway from the monthly report was that rail traffic excluding coal and grain rose 4.9% to mark the best monthly performance by the category since December 2012.
- While economists use railroad traffic trends to makes assessments on the broader economy, investors in railroad stock will hope the trend can survive the government shutdown and debt ceiling debate.
- Related stocks: ARII, UNP, GBX, CP, CNI, CNI, GWR, KSU, NSC.
Railway traffic strong in September
Oct 4 2013, 12:19 ET