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Relatively Low Debt-to-Capital Ratio Detected in Shares of Kansas City Southern in the Railroads Industry (KSU, UNP, NSC, CSX, GWR)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Railroads industry with the lowest Debt-to-Capital ratios. The debt-to-capital ratio is an important measure of how a company is financing its operations along with some insight into its financial strength, relative to other companies in its industry.

Kansas City Southern ranks lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 35.9%. Following is Union Pacific with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 39.3%. Norfolk Southern ranks third lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 43.9%.

CSX follows with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 46.4%, and Genesee & Wyoming rounds out the bottom five with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 48.6%.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of Genesee & Wyoming on July 1st, 2016 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $59.74. Since that recommendation, shares of Genesee & Wyoming have risen 7.0%. We continue to monitor Genesee & Wyoming for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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