Trinity Industries, Inc.

  • 3 Companies For Industrial-Sized Returns

    By Madhukar Dubey - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: CMI, FLS, TRN

    The global industrial machinery market will reach $514 billion by 2015, growing by 7.2% annually. The industry is showing signs of improvement with increasing economic activities, which in turn increase the demand for industrial equipment. However, the rising cost of raw materials and environmental regulations are a challenge for this industry. This article analyzes three industrial companies adopting different strategies like new products, entering into a joint venture, and more »

  • All Aboard the Oil Train: Which Company is Best Positioned to Capitalize on Surging U.S. Oil Production?

    By Brendan O'Boyle - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: CP, NSC, TRN, UNP

    Oil production in the United States has moved sharply higher in recent years due to high crude oil prices and technological advances in the extraction of petroleum. Much of this new capacity resides in states such as: North Dakota, Montana, Pennsylvania and Ohio; requiring land transportation to deliver the crude oil to refining facilities located elsewhere. While pipelines are one method to transport oil, another method is rail with the more »

  • Railcar Producers and Leasing Companies

    By Damon Churchwell - June 14, 2013 | Tickers: GMT, GBX, TRN

    When Warren Buffett substantially bolstered his holdings in railroad companies with the November 2009 purchase of Burlington Northern, he sparked interest in a cyclical industry that had nearly hit rock bottom. Looking back, it was outstanding timing, as, for example, the value of sector stocks such as Union Pacific and CSX have risen more than threefold since that time. 

    At the same time, some companies that are complementary to the more »

  • Green Energy Is Becoming More Reliable and Popular

    By Joshua Bondy - June 12, 2013 | Tickers: FSLR, SPWR, TRN

    Finally, renewable energy is able to transform the U.S. energy market. One of the major objections to the widespread adoption of renewables is its intermittency, but a number of new developments are allaying these fears. Combining multiple energy sources and creating a new national grid will allow America to substantially increase its use of renewables, and renewable energy firms will benefit accordingly. 

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  • FreightCar America: Cheaper And Safer Than Peers

    By Mark Lin - February 15, 2013 | Tickers: ARII, RAIL, GBX, TRN

    FreightCar America (NASDAQ: RAIL) manufactures railroad freight cars, supplies railcar parts, leases freight cars through its JAIX Leasing Company subsidiary, and provides railcar maintenance, repairs, and management through its FreightCar Rail Services, LLC subsidiary. FreightCar America designs and builds coal cars, bulk commodity cars, flat cars, mill gondola cars, intermodal cars, coil steel cars and motor vehicle carriers. It is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois and has facilities in the following more »

  • Hedge Funds Just Bought These Stocks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - February 14, 2013 | Tickers: ASPS, BZH, RDC, TRN

    Hedge funds and other major investors file a 13D or a 13G with the SEC when they acquire 5% ownership of a company or later change this position. Since these filings are made relatively quickly, they provide a more or less up-to-date recommendation that investors can research further. While the 5% threshold results in filings being made almost exclusively for small-cap and mid-cap stocks, it’s actually particularly important to more »

  • Holy Equities Commissioner…We Don't Even Miss the Batmobile!

    By Michael Ugulini - February 13, 2013 | Tickers: GE, TRN, LCC | Editor's Choice

    With the original Batmobile selling at auction recently for $4.2 million, the Caped Crusaders have resorted to public transit and other modes of transportation to fight evil. At an Investors' Forum in Gotham City this week, the Duo discussed their investing philosophies concerning diverse aspects of the transportation industry. Here's a portion of my give and take with them:

    Michael: I understand you both have an interest in more »

  • What You Need to Know About Trinity

    By Ron Chatterjee - January 8, 2013 | Tickers: ARII, TXI, GBX, TRN, WAB

    On the 14th of this month, Trinity Industries (NYSE: TRN) announced that, through a wholly owned subsidiary, it has acquired the assets of Armstrong Bros. Holding Co., a Michigan-based manufacturer and lessor of trench shields and shoring equipment for the underground construction industry, for a total price of $40 million. This $40 million acquires net working capital, rental fleet assets, associated manufacturing and operational facilities, and certain patents and trademarks more »

  • Trains, Barges and Pipelines

    By Mark Morelli - December 29, 2012 | Tickers: BRK-B, BRK-A, SE, TRN, VLO

    One of my favorite movies is "Planes, Trains and Automobiles," which stars Steve Martin and the late John Candy. It tells the tale of two businessmen trying to get home to Chicago from NYC in time for Thanksgiving. Battling bad weather and other woes, they use three forms of transportation as the title implies. 

    One of the methods, railways, is becoming a key player in energy too. Due to a more »

  • Is This Railcar Maker a Buy After Icahn's Offer?

    By Anh HOANG - December 24, 2012 | Tickers: ARII, GBX, TRN

    The famous 76-year old activist investor Carl Icahn got himself busy again at the end of 2012 with his plan to take over the railroad transportation equipment provider Greenbrier Companies (NYSE: GBX) for around $543 million, or $20 per share. The offer was only a 5% premium to last Monday's trading price of $18.97. Carl Icahn, who owned 56% of American Railcar Industries (NASDAQ: ARII), is pushing for more »

  • Is This Truck Trailer Manufacturer a Good Buy?

    By Anh HOANG - November 5, 2012 | Tickers: TRN, WNC

    I am always interested in large price swings, either up or down. These fluctuations create investment opportunities that we can take advantage of. As long as we can determine that it is safe to initiate or sell a position in a particular stock for a particular price, we will be fine. Recently, the sudden rise of Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) caught my attention. Its stock jumped nearly 23.5 more »

  • Railroading Profit

    By Declan Fallon - August 30, 2012 | Tickers: ARII, GBX, TRN

    The Transport sector has held its ground despite the limping economy, it's resilience a suggestion of better times ahead despite what headlines might suggest.  A pick up in Transport activity is generally a sign of improving business conditions; and new highs in transport stocks is a good lead for gains in Industrials and Consumer Discretionary sectors and the broader economy as a whole.

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  • A Fair Look at Investing in Alternative Energy Today

    By Maxwell Fisher - August 25, 2012 | Tickers: BWEN, FSLR, GE, TRN, UTX

    Among the choices we will be making in November is about the energy future of this country, both directly and indirectly. By directly, I mean that some states, my home state of Michigan being perhaps the most contentious due to the issue being driven by a citizen backed Constitutional amendment enforcing a 25% renewable energy standard by 2025, are considering following leaders such as Iowa and California in enforcing clean more »