Company name Trinity Industries Inc
Stock ticker TRN
Live stock price [stckqut]TRN[/stckqut]
P/E compared to competitors Fair

MANAGEMENT EXECUTION

Employee productivity Poor
Sales growth Poor
EPS growth Poor
P/E growth Good
EBIT growth Good

ANALYSIS

Confident Investor Rating Poor
Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario) $57.75
Target stock price (averages with growth) $68.73
Target stock price (averages with no growth) $46.68
Target stock price (manual assumptions) $44.83

 

The following company description is from Google Finance: https://finance.google.com/finance?q=trn

Trinity Industries, Inc. is a diversified industrial company that owns businesses providing products and services to the energy, chemical, agriculture, transportation and construction sectors. The Company's products and services include railcars and railcar parts; parts and steel components; the leasing, management and maintenance of railcars; highway products; construction aggregates; inland barges; structural wind towers; steel utility structures; storage and distribution containers, and trench shields and shoring products. The Company's segments include the Rail Group, Construction Products Group, Inland Barge Group, Energy Equipment Group, Railcar Leasing and Management Services Group, and All Other. Its All Other segment includes its captive insurance and transportation companies, and other peripheral businesses. It manufactures a line of railcars, including autorack cars, box cars, covered hopper cars, gondola cars, intermodal cars, open hopper cars and tank cars.

 

Confident Investor comments: At this price and at this time, I do not think that a Confident Investor can confidently invest in Trinity Industries Inc. I am removing Trinity from my Watch List.

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Company name Trinity Industries Inc
Stock ticker TRN
Live stock price [stckqut]TRN[/stckqut]
P/E compared to competitors Good

MANAGEMENT EXECUTION

Employee productivity Fair
Sales growth Poor
EPS growth Good
P/E growth Poor
EBIT growth Good

ANALYSIS

Confident Investor Rating Fair
Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario) $28.
Target stock price (averages with growth) $25.08
Target stock price (averages with no growth) $12.54
Target stock price (manual assumptions) $30.28

The following company description is from Google Finance: http://www.google.com/finance?q=trn

Trinity Industries, Inc. is a diversified industrial company that owns a range of businesses providing products and services to the energy, transportation, chemical and construction sectors. The Company's products and services include railcars and railcar parts; parts and steel components; the leasing, management and maintenance of railcars; highway products; aggregates; inland barges; structural wind towers; steel utility structures; storage and distribution containers, and trench shields and shoring products. The Company's segments include the Rail Group, Railcar Leasing and Management Services Group, Construction Products Group, Energy Equipment Group, Inland Barge Group and All Other Groups. Its Rail Group is a manufacturer of freight and tank railcars in North America used for transporting a range of liquids, gases and dry cargo, through Trinity Rail Group. The Company's Railcar Leasing and Management Services Group is a provider of rail industry services in North America.

 

Confident Investor comments: At this time, I think that a Confident Investor can cautiously invest in Trinity Industries Inc as long as the price is correct. Most of the fundamentals of this company are good but there are some concerns.

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Company name Trinity Industries Inc
Stock ticker TRN
Live stock price [stckqut]TRN[/stckqut]
P/E compared to competitors Good

MANAGEMENT EXECUTION

Employee productivity Fair
Sales growth Good
EPS growth Good
P/E growth Poor
EBIT growth Good

ANALYSIS

Confident Investor Rating Good
Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario) $40.72
Target stock price (averages with growth) $41.59
Target stock price (averages with no growth) $18.19
Target stock price (manual assumptions) $34.55

The following company description is from Google Finance: http://www.google.com/finance?q=trn

Trinity Industries, Inc. is a diversified industrial company that owns businesses providing products and services to the energy, transportation, chemical and construction sectors. The Company's products and services include railcars and railcar parts, the leasing, management, and maintenance of railcars, inland barges, highway products, aggregates, storage and distribution containers, structural wind towers, electric utility structures and parts and steel components. The Company operates under the following segments: the Rail Group, Construction Products Group, Inland Barge Group, Energy Equipment Group, Railcar Leasing and Management Services Group, and All Other. The Company caters to concrete producers, which include commercial, residential, highway contractors, manufacturers of masonry products, and state and local municipalities. It also caters to commercial marine transportation companies, wind turbine producers, dealers and industrial users.

 

Confident Investor comments: At this price and at this time, I think that a Confident Investor can confidently invest in Trinity Industries Inc.

If you would like to understand how to evaluate companies like I do on this site, please read my book, The Confident Investor. You can review the best companies that I have found (and I probably invest my own money in most of these companies) in my Watch List.

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The market had a decent run for much of the week and then pulled back on Friday. We seem to be stuck in a bit of a holding pattern for now. I continue to stress that it is very important as to the stocks that you choose to have in your portfolio.

As always, my thoughts should only be used for educational purposes and any decision by the reader to use this information is subject to my disclaimer. In addition to the disclaimer, the stocks mentioned may have changed value from the time I wrote this to the time that you are reading it; therefore, the conclusions below may no longer be valid. The analysis on any investment indicator is always a short-term thought and just by being in this list the stock already is a long-term Good Company  or Fair Company and made my Watch List. If you are looking for long-term analysis of the stock, you should look for the stock in the company list that appears to the far right.

My analysis in this article is based on the investment indicator tools that I describe in my book, "The Confident Investor." If you are not subscribed to this site as a book owner, then you will not be able to see some of the analysis. You can purchase my book wherever books are sold such as AmazonBarnes and Noble, and Books A Million. It is available in e-book formats for NookKindle, and iPad. After you purchase my book, it is free to subscribe to the extra content on this site. 

I will only be commenting on stocks that are ranked as an "Investigate to buy" and Possible buy" on my daily investment indicator article. The most recent daily investment indicator article is from September 20. Those stocks are:

  • Agilent Technologies Inc.,
  • Autobytel Inc.,
  • Akamai Technologies Inc.,
  • Balchem Corporation,
  • BlackRock Inc.,
  • Broadcom Corporation,
  • Capital One Financial Corp.,
  • Deckers Outdoor Corp,
  • Google Inc,
  • Jarden Corp,
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.,
  • KLA-Tencor Corporation,
  • Lululemon Athletica inc.,
  • Merck & Co. Inc.,
  • Panera Bread Co,
  • Potash Corp./Saskatchewan (USA),
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc,
  • Constellation Brands Inc.,
  • Skyworks Solutions Inc,
  • Trinity Industries Inc,
  • Take-Two Interactive Software Inc.,
  • Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc.,
  • Whole Foods Market Inc.,

Investment Indicator Thoughts

S&P 500
The general S&P 500 (ticker is ^GSPC and the first line of my investment indicator articles). The market improved slightly and is back into BUY territory but is still generally flat for the last several weeks. Caution is advised.

NASDAQ Composite
The NASDAQ Composite (the ticker is ^IXIC and the second line of my investment indicator articles). The index improved slightly but is still not back into BUY territory. Index has been generally flat for the last several weeks. Caution is advised.

Agilent Technologies Inc.
Agilent Technologies Inc. [stckqut]A[/stckqut] seems to be feeling some resistance at...
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Autobytel Inc.
Autobytel Inc. [stckqut]ABTL[/stckqut] has been going sidways for weeks after a major...
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Akamai Technologies, Inc.
Akamai Technologies, Inc. [stckqut]AKAM[/stckqut] had a good week but then gave a lot...
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Balchem Corporation
Balchem Corporation [stckqut]BCPC[/stckqut] has had a bit of run for the last few wee...
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BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock, Inc. [stckqut]BLK[/stckqut] has been going sideways for quite some time. M...
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Broadcom Corporation
Broadcom Corporation [stckqut]BRCM[/stckqut] set a new 52-week high. Stock has grown ...
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Capital One Financial Corp.
Capital One Financial Corp. [stckqut]COF[/stckqut] had a nice run all week. Now we ne...
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Deckers Outdoor Corp
Deckers Outdoor Corp [stckqut]DECK[/stckqut] is at its 52-week high right now and con...
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Google Inc
Google Inc [stckqut]GOOG[/stckqut] looks to be stuck in a fairly wide sideways channe...
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Jarden Corp
Jarden Corp [stckqut]JAH[/stckqut] has been growing nicely for several weeks. I sugge...
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JPMorgan Chase & Co.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. [stckqut]JPM[/stckqut] is showing nice growth and is challenging...
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KLA-Tencor Corporation
KLA-Tencor Corporation [stckqut]KLAC[/stckqut] set a new 52-week high. Look for this ...
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Lululemon Athletica inc.
Lululemon Athletica inc. [stckqut]LULU[/stckqut] pulled back all week from its high a...
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Merck & Co., Inc.
Merck & Co., Inc. [stckqut]MRK[/stckqut] has been generally growing all year. May wan...
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Panera Bread Co
Panera Bread Co [stckqut]PNRA[/stckqut] had a good week but like most stocks pulled b...
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Potash Corp./Saskatchewan (USA)
Potash Corp./Saskatchewan (USA) [stckqut]POT[/stckqut] is trying to reverse its multi...
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Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc [stckqut]REGN[/stckqut] is flirting with a 52-week high...
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Constellation Brands, Inc.
Constellation Brands, Inc. [stckqut]STZ[/stckqut] very flat channel. Hard to get exci...
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Skyworks Solutions Inc
Skyworks Solutions Inc [stckqut]SWKS[/stckqut] continues to run. I have said before t...
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Trinity Industries Inc
Trinity Industries Inc [stckqut]TRN[/stckqut] continues a mult-month run. I have said...
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Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
...
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Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc.
...
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Whole Foods Market, Inc.
Whole Foods Market, Inc. [stckqut]WFM[/stckqut] is trading around its 52-week low and...
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The market was generally good last week and should be good this week as well. More concern is on geo-political events that could cause a pullback especially since this is the anniversary week of 9/11 and therefore everyone will be expecting something traumatic. There is a very good chance that the week will be flat so individual stock choices will be important.

As always, my thoughts should only be used for educational purposes and any decision by the reader to use this information is subject to my disclaimer. In addition to the disclaimer, the stocks mentioned may have changed value from the time I wrote this to the time that you are reading it; therefore, the conclusions below may no longer be valid. The analysis on any investment indicator is always a short-term thought and just by being in this list the stock already is a long-term Good Company  or Fair Company and made my Watch List. If you are looking for long-term analysis of the stock, you should look for the stock in the company list that appears to the far right.

My analysis in this article is based on the investment indicator tools that I describe in my book, "The Confident Investor." If you are not subscribed to this site as a book owner, then you will not be able to see some of the analysis. You can purchase my book wherever books are sold such as AmazonBarnes and Noble, and Books A Million. It is available in e-book formats for NookKindle, and iPad. After you purchase my book, it is free to subscribe to the extra content on this site. 

I will only be commenting on stocks that are ranked as an "Investigate to buy" and Possible buy" on my daily investment indicator article. The most recent daily investment indicator article is from September 6. Those stocks are:

  • Agilent Technologies Inc.,
  • Allergan Inc.,
  • Akamai Technologies Inc.,
  • AMETEK Inc.,
  • American Tower Corp,
  • Balchem Corporation,
  • BlackRock Inc.,
  • Broadcom Corporation,
  • Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V.,
  • Cerner Corporation,
  • Capital One Financial Corp.,
  • Carter's Inc.,
  • Darling Ingredients Inc,
  • Deckers Outdoor Corp,
  • Equinix Inc,
  • Extra Space Storage Inc.,
  • First Financial Bancorp,
  • Fossil Group Inc,
  • Google Inc,
  • Harley-Davidson Inc,
  • Jarden Corp,
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.,
  • KLA-Tencor Corporation,
  • Monster Beverage Corp,
  • Merck & Co. Inc.,
  • Nordson Corporation,
  • Netflix Inc.,
  • Annaly Capital Management Inc.,
  • Panera Bread Co,
  • Skyworks Solutions Inc,
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.,
  • Trinity Industries Inc,
  • Tractor Supply Company,
  • Under Armour Inc,
  • Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc.,
  • Yahoo! Inc.,
  • Whole Foods Market Inc.,

Investment Indicator Thoughts

S&P 500
The general S&P 500 (ticker is ^GSPC and the first line of my investment indicator articles). The MACD went slightly negative last week however this was not a sign to exit the market, just a slowing of the growth trajectory.

NASDAQ Composite
The NASDAQ Composite (the ticker is ^IXIC and the second line of my investment indicator articles). The MACD went slightly negative last week however this was not a sign to exit the market, just a slowing of the growth trajectory.

Agilent Technologies Inc.
Agilent Technologies Inc. [stckqut]A[/stckqut] has been in a fairly wide sideways cha...
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Allergan, Inc.
Allergan, Inc. [stckqut]AGN[/stckqut] is showing BUY but is probably only going to go...
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Akamai Technologies, Inc.
Akamai Technologies, Inc. [stckqut]AKAM[/stckqut] is flirting with its 52-week high. ...
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AMETEK, Inc.
AMETEK, Inc. [stckqut]AME[/stckqut] seems to have moved back into its comfortable ran...
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American Tower Corp
American Tower Corp [stckqut]AMT[/stckqut] has been generally immune to the bad news ...
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Balchem Corporation
Balchem Corporation [stckqut]BCPC[/stckqut] is moving around in a sideways channel. L...
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BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock, Inc. [stckqut]BLK[/stckqut] hit a 52-week high a few weeks ago and then pu...
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Broadcom Corporation
Broadcom Corporation [stckqut]BRCM[/stckqut] set a new 52-week high. Its recent uptur...
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Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V.
Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. [stckqut]CBI[/stckqut] is trying to stop a multi-m...
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Cerner Corporation
Cerner Corporation [stckqut]CERN[/stckqut] is hovering around its resistance point. I...
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Capital One Financial Corp.
Capital One Financial Corp. [stckqut]COF[/stckqut] will try to break $85 as long as t...
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Carter's, Inc.
Carter's, Inc. [stckqut]CRI[/stckqut] had a huge price gain a few weeks ago. If you w...
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Darling Ingredients Inc
Darling Ingredients Inc [stckqut]DAR[/stckqut] is flirting with its 52-week low and n...
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Deckers Outdoor Corp
Deckers Outdoor Corp [stckqut]DECK[/stckqut] is essentially at its 52-week high right...
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Equinix Inc
Equinix Inc [stckqut]EQIX[/stckqut] has been growing so steadily for months that this...
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Extra Space Storage, Inc.
Extra Space Storage, Inc. [stckqut]EXR[/stckqut] is playing with its 52-week high. No...
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First Financial Bancorp
First Financial Bancorp [stckqut]FFBC[/stckqut] is in a pretty solid channel. I would...
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Fossil Group Inc
Fossil Group Inc [stckqut]FOSL[/stckqut] continues its general slide even though it i...
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Google Inc
Google Inc [stckqut]GOOG[/stckqut] will likely rise to $600 soon if the market doesn'...
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Harley-Davidson Inc
Harley-Davidson Inc [stckqut]HOG[/stckqut] is trying to reverse its slide. Not sure t...
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Jarden Corp
Jarden Corp [stckqut]JAH[/stckqut] showed some nice growth last week. Short term resi...
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JPMorgan Chase & Co.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. [stckqut]JPM[/stckqut] is showing nice growth and is challenging...
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KLA-Tencor Corporation
KLA-Tencor Corporation [stckqut]KLAC[/stckqut] set a new 52-week high. Look for this ...
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Monster Beverage Corp
Monster Beverage Corp [stckqut]MNST[/stckqut] saw a big spike due to an investment by...
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Merck & Co., Inc.
Merck & Co., Inc. [stckqut]MRK[/stckqut] set a new 52-week high. Probably a decent lo...
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Nordson Corporation
Nordson Corporation [stckqut]NDSN[/stckqut] went sideways last week. I could see the ...
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Netflix, Inc.
Netflix, Inc. [stckqut]NFLX[/stckqut] is currently going sideways. I am still bullish...
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Annaly Capital Management, Inc.
Annaly Capital Management, Inc. [stckqut]NLY[/stckqut] looks like it hit strong resis...
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Panera Bread Co
Panera Bread Co [stckqut]PNRA[/stckqut] had a nice bump last night that might signal ...
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Skyworks Solutions Inc
Skyworks Solutions Inc [stckqut]SWKS[/stckqut] is continuing to grow. I think it will...
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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. [stckqut]TMO[/stckqut] is seeing a bit of growth. I thi...
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Trinity Industries Inc
Trinity Industries Inc [stckqut]TRN[/stckqut] is probably worth holding even in sligh...
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Tractor Supply Company
Tractor Supply Company [stckqut]TSCO[/stckqut] looks like it has effectively reversed...
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Under Armour Inc
Under Armour Inc [stckqut]UA[/stckqut] was growing a bit last week. Earnings call is ...
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Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc.
Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. [stckqut]ULTA[/stckqut] has new life and is n...
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Yahoo! Inc.
Yahoo! Inc. [stckqut]YHOO[/stckqut] is stuck around its 52-week low. Hard to get exci...
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Whole Foods Market, Inc.
Whole Foods Market, Inc. [stckqut]WFM[/stckqut] is stuck around its 52-week low. Hard...
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