Canadian National Railway (CNI) Stock Price, News & Analysis

-6.60 (-5.10%)
(As of 04/24/2024 ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
2.43 million shs
Average Volume
1.02 million shs
Market Capitalization
$78.43 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Canadian National Railway MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
2.15 Rating Score
9.7% Upside
$134.67 Price Target
Short Interest
1.13% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.25mentions of Canadian National Railway in the last 14 days
Based on 28 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $5.94 to $6.70 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

3.81 out of 5 stars

Transportation Sector

32nd out of 111 stocks

Railroads, Line - Haul Operating Industry

5th out of 7 stocks

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About Canadian National Railway Stock (NYSE:CNI)

Canadian National Railway Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the rail, intermodal, trucking, and marine transportation and logistics business in Canada and the United States. The company provides rail services, which include equipment, custom brokerage services, transloading and distribution, business development and real estate, and private car storage services; and intermodal services, such as temperature controlled cargo, port partnerships, and logistics parks. It offers trucking services, such as door-to-door services, import and export dray, interline services, and specialized services, comprising flatbed trucks, on-deck mobile transport trays, expedited cargo, and permit/overweight services; and supply chain services. It serves automotive, coal, fertilizers, temperature controlled cargo, forest products, dimensional, grain, metal and minerals, petroleum and chemicals, consumer goods, and third party logistics applications. The company operates a rail network of approximately 20,000 route-miles of track and shipping spanning. Canadian National Railway Company was incorporated in 1919 and is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 3/28 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Estimated)
Fiscal Year End

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Railroads, line - haul operating
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
High Stock Price Target
Low Stock Price Target
Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
20 Analysts


Net Income
$4.17 billion
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$12.47 billion
Cash Flow
$7.23 per share
Book Value
$23.15 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$78.43 billion

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CNI Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Canadian National Railway stock right now?

20 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Canadian National Railway in the last year. There are currently 17 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" CNI shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in CNI, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Canadian National Railway's stock price target for 2024?

20 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Canadian National Railway's shares. Their CNI share price targets range from $83.00 to $170.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $134.67 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 9.7% from the stock's current price.
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How have CNI shares performed in 2024?

Canadian National Railway's stock was trading at $125.63 at the beginning of the year. Since then, CNI shares have decreased by 2.3% and is now trading at $122.80.
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Are investors shorting Canadian National Railway?

Canadian National Railway saw a decrease in short interest during the month of March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totaling 7,000,000 shares, a decrease of 10.5% from the March 15th total of 7,820,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,010,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 6.9 days. Approximately 1.1% of the company's shares are sold short.
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When is Canadian National Railway's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, July 23rd 2024.
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How were Canadian National Railway's earnings last quarter?

Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October, 18th. The transportation company reported $1.52 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.12 by $0.40. The transportation company earned $3.59 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.51 billion. Canadian National Railway had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 23.56% and a net margin of 33.38%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 5.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $1.04 EPS.

How often does Canadian National Railway pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Canadian National Railway?

Canadian National Railway announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, January 23rd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 7th will be paid a dividend of $0.638 per share on Thursday, March 28th. This represents a $2.55 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.08%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 6th. This is an increase from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.58.
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Is Canadian National Railway a good dividend stock?

Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) pays an annual dividend of $2.51 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.94%. The company does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 39.59%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, CNI will have a dividend payout ratio of 37.46% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What ETF holds Canadian National Railway's stock?

Capital Group International Equity ETF holds 16,187 shares of CNI stock, representing 1.75% of its portfolio.

What guidance has Canadian National Railway issued on next quarter's earnings?

Canadian National Railway updated its FY 2024 earnings guidance on Tuesday, April, 23rd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of 5.940-5.940 for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share estimate of 5.840. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

What is Jean-Jacques Ruest's approval rating as Canadian National Railway's CEO?

125 employees have rated Canadian National Railway Chief Executive Officer Jean-Jacques Ruest on Jean-Jacques Ruest has an approval rating of 46% among the company's employees. This puts Jean-Jacques Ruest in the bottom 25% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Canadian National Railway own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Canadian National Railway investors own include Xtrackers California Municipal Bond ETF (CA), BlackRock (BLK), Canadian National Railway (CNR), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), Micron Technology (MU), NVIDIA (NVDA), Walt Disney (DIS), AT&T (T), Pfizer (PFE) and Starbucks (SBUX).

Who are Canadian National Railway's major shareholders?

Canadian National Railway's stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors LLP MA (0.23%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.20%), Dixon Mitchell Investment Counsel Inc. (0.07%), Cardinal Capital Management Inc. (0.07%), Addenda Capital Inc. (0.07%) and QV Investors Inc. (0.04%).
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How do I buy shares of Canadian National Railway?

Shares of CNI stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Canadian National Railway have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Canadian National Railway: Grand Trunk Corporation, Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company, Illinois Central Corporation, Illinois Central Railroad Company, North American Railways Inc., TransX, and Wisconsin Central Ltd.
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This page (NYSE:CNI) was last updated on 4/25/2024 by Staff

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