New EPA Limits Having a Negative Impact on Railroad Companies
Five Star Equities Provides Stock Research on Union Pacific Corporation and CSX Corporation
NEW YORK, NY, Apr 13, 2012 (Menafn - MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --The new imposed limits on carbon emissions by the EnvironmentalProtection Agency (EPA) have had a negative effect on the RailroadsIndustry, with the new limits substantially lowering domestic coaldemand. According to EIA reports, utility coal representsapproximately 93 percent of the domestic coal demand. Five StarEquities examines the outlook for companies in the Railroads Industryand provides equity research on Union Pacific Corporation UNPand CSX Corporation CSX. Access to the full company reportscan be found at:
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) recently reported U.S.rail carloads originated in March 2012 totaled 1,123,298, down 69,190carloads or 5.8 percent, compared with March 2011. Commodities withcarload declines in March were led by coal, down 84,854 carloads or15.8 percent from March 2011. "There is no denying that coal is acrucial commodity for railroads, and there's also no denying thatrecent declines in coal traffic are presenting significant challengesto railroads right now," said AAR Senior Vice President John T. Gray.
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The Board of Directors of Union Pacific Corporation has declared aquarterly dividend of 60 cents per share on its common stock, payableApril 2, 2012, to stockholders of record February 29, 2012. UnionPacific has paid dividends on its common stock for 113 consecutiveyears.
CSX Corporation will release first-quarter financial and operatingresults on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, after the market close. Thecompany will host an earnings conference call at 8:30 am Eastern Timeon Wednesday, April 18, 2012 via teleconference and a live audiowebcast.
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