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December 17, 2010 08:18 ET

Opinions on Canadian National Railway Company and Norfolk Southern Corporation - Railroads Sign of Economic Recovery

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Railroads have historically been a good bellwether for the health of the overall economy. The more goods being purchased and manufactured, the more car loads and rail traffic for the Railroads sector. After a decline in rail traffic through both 2008 and 2009, the sector is glad to see that carloads are up 7% year to date. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the railroads industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Canadian National Railway Company and Norfolk Southern Corporation; all investors need to do is register for a complimentary membership at

The growth has been in hard to handle raw materials like coal, grain, and non-metallic minerals. While automotive and agricultural use has been down, this is consistent with past trends that saw these segments tail off during the winter. Coal traffic which accounts for 46% of the total industry was up 2.9% in November YTD. The sector as a whole has seen its stock values jump approximately 40% this year. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the railroads industry.

One positive trend for the railroads sector is the government's concerted effort to devalue the dollar. When the dollar is weak, commodities tend to increase in value. Since commodities are the primary load for the railways, they gain a measure of pricing power. Low currency levels also inspire international companies to expand their manufacturing operations in the U.S. which creates even more rail traffic. The dollar is expected to remain weak due to the Fed's $600 billion second round of quantitative easing. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

Taking a look at results posted during the third quarter some of the railway companies, Canadian National Railway Company saw net income surged by 21% to C$556 million boosted by sturdy revenue growth, cost-control measures and enhanced productivity. Investors looking for free research on Canadian National Railway Company are welcome to sign up at

On the other hand, U.S. railroad Norfolk Southern Corporation delivered upbeat results for the quarter with earnings coming in at $445 million on operating revenue of $2.5 billion. Investors looking for free research on Norfolk Southern Corporation are welcome to sign up at

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