Just the Facts on Trinity Industries, Inc. (TRN)

Trinity Industries, Inc. (TRN) is an interesting player in the Services space, with a focus on Railroads. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $35.31, up from yesterday’s close by 1.26%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Trinity Industries, Inc. (TRN) currently trades with a market capitalization of $5.20 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been falling by -5.24 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of -$144.3 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.26 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 2.56% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.



Technical Analysis

We’ve taken a serious look at this stock from a fundamental perspective, but the tale of the tape may offer more hints about what lies under the surface. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Trinity Industries, Inc. recorded a 52-week high of $38.25. It is now trading 2.94% off that level. The stock is trading $32.48 its 50-day moving average by -2.83%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $25.05.

In recent action, Trinity Industries, Inc. (TRN) has made a move of +11.81% over the past month, which has come on Strong relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 15.83, and it’s gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 8.77% with $146.66 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of TRN.

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