Railroad stocks in focus

Canada's Transportation Safety Board would like to see regulators in the U.S. and Canada adopt stricter standards to ensure safety on both new and older railroad cars. A particular from the board is on tankers carrying oil and other dangerous products.

The early round of earnings report from railroad companies have been strong (Norfolk Southern, Union Pacific).

Railroad stocks: UNP, NSC, CSX, CNI, ARII, GBX, CP, KSU, CNI.

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  • BlueOkie
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    It'll take a combined effort on this. Let's start with the chemical makeup in the oil. Go to construction of the tanks. Rail cars and rails. Safety procedures in place for RR
    23 Jan 2014, 01:05 PM Reply Like
  • Mike Maher
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    TRN up on the news
    23 Jan 2014, 01:58 PM Reply Like
  • brianhutch
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    How strong do earnings have to be to justify a railroad stock that has risen 1.000% in the last 5 years beating out many HiTech stocks ?
    They have to be astronimical in my view which they obviously are not .
    Even the most sluggish Railroad stock has risen by 400% .
    It just shows what happens when the herding instinct takes over and creates a situation best descibed as "irrational insanity" .
    Which later they will regret as was the case in 2000 and 2008 .
    23 Jan 2014, 02:30 PM Reply Like
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