Are railroad stocks (KSU, UNP, NSC, GWR, PWX, CNI, BNI) ready to stay on track to see even...
Mar 27 2013, 14:29 ET
Are railroad stocks (KSU, UNP, NSC, GWR, PWX, CNI, BNI) ready to stay on track to see even higher levels? Despite valuations that are getting stretched after a broad sector rally, a compelling case can be made that shares will keep motoring higher. The industry will pour $14B into improvements this year and freight demand is forecast to soar 50% by 2050. The stat that makes the bull case all by itself: Trains can move a ton of freight about 500 miles on one gallon of fuel - an efficiency rate 3X or 4X better than trucks.