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Five Star Equities

April 13, 2012 08:20 ET

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--(Marketwire - Apr 13, 2012) - The new imposed limits on carbon emissions by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have had a negative effect on the Railroads Industry, with the new limits substantially lowering domestic coal demand. According to EIA reports, utility coal represents approximately 93 percent of the domestic coal demand. Five Star Equities examines the outlook for companies in the Railroads Industry and provides equity research on Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) and CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) recently reported U.S. rail carloads originated in March 2012 totaled 1,123,298, down 69,190 carloads or 5.8 percent, compared with March 2011. Commodities with carload declines in March were led by coal, down 84,854 carloads or 15.8 percent from March 2011. "There is no denying that coal is a crucial commodity for railroads, and there's also no denying that recent declines in coal traffic are presenting significant challenges to 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 a quarterly dividend of 60 cents per share on its common stock, payable April 2, 2012, to stockholders of record February 29, 2012. Union Pacific has paid dividends on its common stock for 113 consecutive years.

CSX Corporation will release first-quarter financial and operating results on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, after the market close. The company will host an earnings conference call at 8:30 am Eastern Time on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 via teleconference and a live audio webcast.

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