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Leveraging Consolidation, Improving Bottom Line Efficiency Research Report on Union Pacific Corporation, Kansas City Southern,



Leveraging Consolidation, Improving Bottom Line Efficiency Research Report on
   Union Pacific Corporation, Kansas City Southern, Norfolk Southern Corp.,
    Canadian Pacific Railway Limited and American Railcar Industries, Inc.

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, February 27, 2013

NEW YORK, February 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting Union
Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP), Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU), Norfolk
Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC), Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (NYSE:CP) and
American Railcar Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARII). Today's readers may access
these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis
and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Union Pacific Corporation Research Report

Union Pacific hit its 52-week high last week at $136.28 at an average volume
of 1.8 million shares over the past 30 days, before declining slightly to
$136.02 this week. However Zacks maintained its "neutral" recommendation on
the company's stock, citing sluggish economic growth, labor union issues and
increased expenditures dampening Union Pacific's diversified business base,
favorable pricing gains and high customer satisfaction level. In addition, the
mixed Q4 2012 results also affected the rating, with better than expected
earnings but lower than expected revenue brought on to by lower coal and
agricultural shipments. Nevertheless, Zacks says the company is progressing
well on its operating and productivity improvements, with growth fueled by
crude oil, chemicals, fracturing sand and automotive shipments, as well as
with the recovery in housing. The Full Research Report on Union Pacific
Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price
targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/7712_UNP]

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Kansas City Southern Research Report

Kansas City Southern last month announced a regular quarterly dividend of 26
cents per share on the outstanding company stock, a 10 percent increase
sequentially of 20 cents per share, payable on April 3, 2013. The dividend
increase is driven by stellar earnings performance and encouraging outlook for
the rest of the current year, with a Q4 2012 earnings growth of 19.5% from
year-ago results driven by higher freight rates and volumes, according to
Zacks. In addition, the company expects incremental sales from the automotive
segment. New automotive assembly plants are also expected to open in Mexico in
the next 2-3 years to add on to the existing 10 plants, which will give
additional carloads to the railroad company. With that, the company claimed
that $68 million worth of business is expected to come from the automotive
segment through 2015. Meanwhile, The Street rates the railroad company as a
"buy," citing performance in revenue, profit margins, stock price, debt, and
return on equity. The Full Research Report on Kansas City Southern - including
full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/95d4_KSU]

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Norfolk Southern Corp. Research Report

Norfolk Southern announced plans to spend $2 billion in 2013 for capital
improvements to its rail transportation network last month to improve its
safety and quality, achieve operational efficiency, and place productivity
improvements to support business growth. The largest allocation will go to
roadway improvements, including the maintenance and replacement of rail,
crossties, ballast, and bridges at $831 million. Around $420 million will be
spent on new locomotives and repair of existing units, while about $229
million is allocated for train control. The rest will be spent on facilities,
terminals, infrastructure improvements, and technology investments. In other
news, The Street has reiterated its "buy" rating to the company, citing
strengths in valuation levels, cash flow from operations, and profit margins.
The Full Research Report on Norfolk Southern Corp. - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/fdea_NSC]

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Canadian Pacific Railway Limited Research Report

Canadian Pacific Railway is set to move all of its employees from its downtown
headquarters at Gulf Canada Square to a new building at the company's Ogden
Yard in southeast Calgary by the end of this year, according to Calgary
Herald. The new headquarters will be a two-storey, 214,000 sq. ft.-building,
with three other smaller buildings on the property housing certain functions
such as training and administrative services. About 1,100 employees will be
moving to the new office by fall of this year, with final moves completed by
the end of 2013. The new complex will cost around $38 million and the company
expects to have net savings of $15 million a year as a result of the move.
Canadian Pacific announced it was reducing its overall workforce by 4,500
employees/contractors by 2016 in early December last year. In other news, the
company declared a dividend of 35 cents per share payable on April 29, 2013.
The Full Research Canadian Pacific Railway Limited  - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/8c90_CP]

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American Railcar Industries, Inc. Research Report

American Railcar posted record numbers in its Q4 2012 financial report, with
net earnings set a quarterly record, jumping to $24.4 million or $1.14 per
share compared with $5.1 million or 24 cents per share in the prior-year
quarter. Total revenue meanwhile grew to $207.7 million, up 6 percent from
$196.8 million, the highest quarterly revenue since Q3 of 2008. The increase
was attributed to higher revenue in American Railcar's manufacturing and
leasing segments. The manufacturing segment's revenue grew 14 percent to
$236.5 million, while its leased segment revenue jumped to $5.1 million from
$427,000 year over year. For the whole year of 2012, the company shipped about
7,880 railcars, 51 higher than the approximately 5,230 railcars shipped during
2011. In other news, the company announced a quarterly dividend of 25 cents
per share on Thursday, March 28, 2013. The Full Research Report on American
Railcar Industries, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings
and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/9963_ARII]

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