Market Intelligence Center  May 27  Comment 
After closing Tuesday at $30.19, Trinity Industries Inc. (TRN) presents an attractive opportunity to get a 3.42% return in just 51 days, which is an annualized return of 24.50% (for comparison purposes only). To enter this trade, sell one Jul. '15...
Forbes  May 26  Comment 
Over the next12 months, Trinity Industries could easily exceed its previous high.
SeekingAlpha  May 20  Comment 
TheStreet.com  May 1  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Trinity Industries gained 6.9% to close at $28.96 Friday after U.S. regulators announced new rules the transportation of crude oil by train. The Department of Transportation's new rules will require the...
New York Times  Apr 30  Comment 
The guardrail maker, which the Justice Department is investigating over its ET-Plus product, says it will turn over more than a decade’s worth of records.
Market Intelligence Center  Apr 29  Comment 
Trinity Industries Inc. (TRN) traded between $27.50 and $28.39 before closing at $28.21 Tuesday and presents some attractive trading opportunities today according to MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's patented algorithms. The computer program that...


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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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