Canadian National Railway Company Profile (NYSE:CNI)

About Canadian National Railway

Canadian National Railway logoCanadian National Railway Co is engaged in the rail and related transportation business. The Company's network of approximately 20,000 route miles of track spans Canada and mid-America, connecting approximately three coasts, including the Atlantic, the Pacific and the Gulf of Mexico. The Company's freight includes approximately seven commodity groups, such as petroleum and chemicals, metals and minerals, forest products, coal, grain and fertilizers, intermodal and automotive. The petroleum and chemicals commodity group comprises various commodities, including chemicals and plastics, refined petroleum products, natural gas liquids, crude oil and sulfur. The metals and minerals commodity group consists primarily of materials related to oil and gas development, steel, iron ore, non-ferrous base metals and ores, construction materials and machinery, and dimensional loads. The forest products commodity group includes various types of lumber, panels, paper, wood pulp and other fibers.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Industry: Railroads
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: CNI
  • CUSIP:
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $64.11
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $63.83
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $61.56
  • 52-Week Range: $771,599,000.00 - $46.23
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 18.60
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 17.14
  • P/E Growth: 4.09
  • Market Cap: $49.47B
  • Outstanding Shares: 771,599,000
  • Beta: 1.12
  • Net Margins: 29.55%
  • Return on Equity: 24.13%
  • Return on Assets: 9.88%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.61%
  • Current Ratio: 0.78%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.61%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 12 Hold Ratings, 9 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.30)
Consensus Price Target: $74.82 (16.71% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
9/13/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutral$61.00 -> $66.00View Rating Details
9/12/2016Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$65.00 -> $68.00View Rating Details
8/11/2016Atlantic SecuritiesInitiated CoverageNeutralView Rating Details
7/26/2016TD SecuritiesReiterated RatingHold$86.00 -> $87.00View Rating Details
7/26/2016ScotiabankReiterated RatingSector Perform$81.00 -> $87.00View Rating Details
7/26/2016DesjardinsReiterated RatingHold$86.00View Rating Details
7/26/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingOutperform$90.00View Rating Details
7/26/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperform$89.00View Rating Details
7/26/2016Raymond James Financial Inc.UpgradeMarket Perform -> OutperformView Rating Details
7/26/2016Cowen and CompanyBoost Price TargetOutperform$67.00 -> $68.00View Rating Details
6/21/2016ArgusInitiated CoverageNeutral -> Buy$73.00View Rating Details
5/19/2016Credit Agricole SAInitiated CoverageSellView Rating Details
4/26/2016NomuraBoost Price TargetNeutral$57.00 -> $64.00View Rating Details
4/26/2016CIBCDowngradeSector Outperform -> Sector PerformView Rating Details
4/26/2016Bank of America Corp.DowngradeBuy -> UnderperformView Rating Details
4/26/2016Credit Suisse Group AGBoost Price TargetNeutral -> Neutral$64.00 -> $67.00View Rating Details
3/16/2016National Bank FinancialReiterated RatingOutperform Market Weight -> Sector PerformView Rating Details
3/15/2016StephensInitiated CoverageEqual WeightView Rating Details
2/23/2016Morgan StanleyUpgradeEqual Weight -> Overweight$85.00View Rating Details
1/27/2016FirstEnergy CapitalReiterated RatingOutperformView Rating Details
1/27/2016Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingBuy$84.00 -> $83.00View Rating Details
1/27/2016First AnalysisUpgradeOverweightView Rating Details
1/12/2016Stifel NicolausLower Price Target$68.00 -> $66.00View Rating Details
1/12/2016SusquehannaLower Price Target$63.00 -> $57.00View Rating Details
7/21/2015JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Price TargetNeutral$82.00 -> $83.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 9/25/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
7/25/2016Q216$1.09$1.11$3.00 billion$2.84 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/25/2016Q116$0.93$1.00$3.11 billion$2.96 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/26/2016Q415$1.12$1.18$3.28 billion$3.20 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2015Q315$1.15$1.26$3.20 billion$3.22 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/20/2015Q215$1.05$1.15$3.17 billion$3.13 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/20/2015Q115$0.85$0.86$3.06 billion$3.10 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/27/2015Q414$0.95$1.03$3.08 billion$3.21 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/21/2014Q314$1.05$1.04$3.13 billion$3.12 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/21/2014Q214$0.99$1.03$3.12 billion$3.12 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/22/2014$0.62$0.66$2.64 billion$2.69 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/31/2014Q413$0.79$0.70ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/22/2013Q313$1.63$1.72$2.70 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/22/2013Q213$1.62$1.66$2.70 billion$2.67 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/22/2013Q113$1.22$1.22$2.49 billion$2.47 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/22/2013$1.40$1.41$2.56 billion$2.54 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/22/2012$1.51$1.52ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2012$1.46$1.50ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/23/2012$1.03$1.18ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/24/2012$1.27$1.30ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/25/2011$1.33$1.38ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2011$1.25$1.26ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2011$0.88$0.90ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/25/2011$1.09$0.90ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.44 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.74 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20167$0.64$0.73$0.69
Q2 20167$0.80$0.88$0.84
Q3 20166$0.91$1.01$0.95
Q4 20166$0.87$0.94$0.90
Q1 20173$0.74$0.87$0.81
Q2 20173$0.92$0.97$0.94
Q3 20173$1.00$1.10$1.06
Q4 20173$0.92$1.00$0.97
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI)
Annual Dividend:$1.15
Dividend Yield:1.79%
Dividend Growth:9.50% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:33.72% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
33.43% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
30.75% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:4 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

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Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) Chart for Sunday, September, 25, 2016

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