TheStreet.com  Feb 19  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Trinity Industries Inc. are higher by 5.21% to $31.71 in mid-morning trading on Thursday, after the company which operates within a variety providing products and services, reported its 2014 fourth quarter...
Market Intelligence Center  Feb 17  Comment 
MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's patented algorithms have selected a trade on Trinity Industries Inc. (TRN) that returns 5.08% in 59 days for an annualized return rate of 31%. This diagonal spread pairs a short position in the Apr. '15 $28.00 call,...
New York Times  Feb 13  Comment 
Trinity Industries turns to state attorneys general in an attempt to refute claims that its system has a deadly design flaw.
Market Intelligence Center  Feb 11  Comment 
MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's patented algorithms have selected a trade on Trinity Industries Inc. (TRN) that returns 21.62% in 156 days for an annualized return rate of 51%. This diagonal spread pairs a short position in the Jul. '15 $29.00...
Insurance Journal  Feb 9  Comment 
Trinity Industries Inc.’s guardrail system, which has come under scrutiny for locking when hit and piercing cars instead of helping them slow, passed the first four of eight government-mandated crash tests, a federal highway agency said. The...
Market Intelligence Center  Jan 30  Comment 
With bearish technical indicators and a 3 STARS (out of 5) hold ranking from Standard & Poor’s, Trinity Industries Inc. (TRN) could be an attractive play for investors according to MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's patented option-trade picking...


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Trinity Industries (NYSE: TRN) is a manufacturing company which specializes on railcars. The company makes money by selling railcars, railcar parts, highway products like guardrails, inland barges, wind towers, pressurized and non-pressurized tanks. Trinity Industries also leases tank and freight cars to clients. Most of these leases range from a single year to 20 years in length. The company runs most of its operations in North America.[1] For the full year 2010, Trinity Industries announced a total revenue of $2.2B and a net income of $75.4M..[2]

Trinities manufactured goods rely heavily on the prices for steel, its main raw input. Most of the company's products are built out of steel. Furthermore, steel makes up roughly 60% of the total production cost of each railcar. As a result, shortages in steel, price increases, or the movement of steel mills abroad will increase the cost of the company's operations.[3]

  1. TRN 2010 10-K PART I "Business" pg 1-2
  2. TRN 2010 10-K PART 6 "Selected Financial Data" pg 19
  3. TRN 2010 10-K PART I "Raw Materials and Supplies" pg 4-5
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