Motley Fool  Oct 5  Comment 
Railcar manufacturer Trinity Industries lost a sixth of its value last month. Find out what caused its shares to derail, and discover what could put the company back on track.
Insurance Journal  Sep 14  Comment 
U.S. highway guardrail systems made by Trinity Industries Inc. and Road Systems Inc. have “safety performance issues” in some real-world crash scenarios, the Federal Highway Administration said as it urged a national overhaul of standards to...
TheStreet.com  Sep 4  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Trinity Industries   stock was upgraded to "neutral" from "underperform" at Macquarie this morning. The firm lowered its price target to $27 from $28. Trinity has had improved manufacturing margins in addition to a...
Insurance Journal  Aug 31  Comment 
Trinity Industries Inc.’s guardrail system will undergo additional crash testing by Virginia, raising new questions about a device on roadways across the country. Some of Virginia’s six proposed tests on the ET-Plus, scheduled to begin in...
Market Intelligence Center  Aug 19  Comment 
The patented option trade-picking algorithms behind MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's Artificial Intelligence Center have selected a covered call trade on Trinity Industries Inc. (TRN) that includes 7.84% downside protection. Sell one contract of the...
Market Intelligence Center  Aug 14  Comment 
Trinity Industries Inc. (TRN) is a good candidate for a covered call at the $27.00 level. The Oct. '15 call at that price should fetch a credit of about $2.20, which means the entire position has a net debit of about $25.81. This trade has 5.03%...


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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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