Tuesday, April 26, 2016

CSX and Union Pacific Earnings Preview

CSX Corp. (NASDAQ:CSX) will present its first-quarter results in mid-April, followed by fellow railroad company Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) a week later. Both sets of results are eagerly anticipated, not least because the transportation sector is viewed as a leading economic indicator. While the reports will likely have lots of useful data points, investors should keep an eye on one key metric when both companies give results -- a piece of information that could indicate the start of a recovery in industrial conditions.

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