Taking a look at the companies latest quarter, we can get an understanding of their short term health. Diluted earnings per share for the fourth quarter of 2016 came in at $1.39, which is an increase of 6 percent. Operating income totaled $2.0 billion, which is up 2 percent and the operating ratio is at 62.0, which improved 1.2 points. However, full year results were not as perky, but do not cause reason for a large concern, but certainly something to watch going forward.
Switching over to the monthly chart, we can see that price currently back on the way up, but it is approaching the highs of early 2015. Two things to watch out for on the chart. First, you want to see if price begins to slow and lose momentum as it approaches that high, which would indicate a downward trend long term. Secondly, if price can match and break the high on volume, this could indicate that price would like to go higher. The chart looks healthy right now but it is hard to determine right now where price wants to go.
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