About Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI)
Canadian National Railway Company engages in rail and related transportation business. The company transports cargo serving exporters, importers, retailers, farmers, and manufacturers. It operates a network of approximately 20,000 route miles of track spans Canada and mid-America connecting the Atlantic, the Pacific, and the Gulf of Mexico. The company serves the cities and ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert (British Columbia), Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile (Alabama), as well as the metropolitan areas of Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Chicago, Memphis, Detroit, Duluth (Minnesota)/Superior (Wisconsin), and Jackson (Mississippi) with connections to various points in North America. Canadian National Railway Company was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry Railroads, line-haul operating
Trailing P/E Ratio19.75
Forward P/E Ratio18.77
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$10.06 billion
Price / Sales5.57
Cash Flow$5.2172 per share
Price / Cash14.50
Book Value$17.30 per share
Price / Book4.37
EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.84
Net Income$4.23 billion
Return on Equity24.62%
Return on Assets10.17%
Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) Frequently Asked Questions
What is Canadian National Railway's stock symbol?
Canadian National Railway trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "CNI."
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 Wednesday, January 24th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 8th will be given a dividend of $0.3665 per share on Thursday, March 29th. This represents a $1.47 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.94%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 7th. This is an increase from Canadian National Railway's previous quarterly dividend of $0.33. View Canadian National Railway's Dividend History.
How will Canadian National Railway's stock buyback program work?
Canadian National Railway declared that its board has authorized a share buyback program on Wednesday, October 25th 2017, which allows the company to repurchase 31,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are generally an indication that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.
How were Canadian National Railway's earnings last quarter?
Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) posted its earnings results on Tuesday, January, 23rd. The transportation company reported $0.94 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.98 by $0.04. The transportation company earned $2.57 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.61 billion. Canadian National Railway had a net margin of 42.25% and a return on equity of 24.62%. View Canadian National Railway's Earnings History.
When is Canadian National Railway's next earnings date?
What guidance has Canadian National Railway issued on next quarter's earnings?
Canadian National Railway issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Tuesday, January, 23rd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $5.25-5.40 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $5.51.
What price target have analysts set for CNI?
16 brokers have issued 1-year price objectives for Canadian National Railway's shares. Their predictions range from $69.00 to $89.00. On average, they expect Canadian National Railway's stock price to reach $80.83 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Canadian National Railway.
Who are some of Canadian National Railway's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Canadian National Railway include Union Pacific (UNP), United Parcel Service (UPS), FedEx (FDX), Deutsche Post (DPSGY), CSX (CSX), Norfolk Southern (NSC), Delta Air Lines (DAL), Southwest Airlines (LUV), Ryanair (RYAAY), Canadian Pacific Railway (CP), American Airlines Group (AAL), United Continental (UAL), Kuehne + Nagel (KHNGY), Lufthansa (DLAKY), DSV (DSDVY), Maersk (AMKBY), J. B. Hunt (JBHT) and C. H. Robinson (CHRW).
Who are Canadian National Railway's key executives?
Canadian National Railway's management team includes the folowing people:
- Mr. Jean-Jacques Ruest, Interim Pres, CEO, Exec. VP & Chief Marketing Officer
- Mr. Ghislain Houle, CFO & Exec. VP (Age 54)
- Mr. Michael A. Cory, Exec. VP & COO (Age 56)
- Mr. Sean Finn, Chief Legal Officer, Exec. VP of Corp. Services & Corp. Sec. (Age 59)
- Mr. Serge Leduc, Chief Information & Technology Officer and Sr. VP
Has Canadian National Railway been receiving favorable news coverage?
News articles about CNI stock have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Canadian National Railway earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern's scale. They also assigned headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 44.88 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days.
How do I buy shares of Canadian National Railway?
Shares of CNI can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.
What is Canadian National Railway's stock price today?
One share of CNI stock can currently be purchased for approximately $75.65.
How big of a company is Canadian National Railway?
Canadian National Railway has a market capitalization of $56.39 billion and generates $10.06 billion in revenue each year. The transportation company earns $4.23 billion in net income (profit) each year or $3.84 on an earnings per share basis. Canadian National Railway employs 23,945 workers across the globe.
How can I contact Canadian National Railway?
Canadian National Railway's mailing address is 935 DE LA GAUCHETIERE ST W, MONTREAL A8, H3B 2M9. The transportation company can be reached via phone at 514-399-7091.
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Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) Price Target and Consensus Rating (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
MarketBeat calculates consensus analyst ratings for stocks using the most recent rating from each Wall Street analyst that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Each analyst's rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Analyst consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. Each stock's consensus analyst rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
16 Wall Street analysts have issued ratings and price targets for Canadian National Railway in the last 12 months. Their average twelve-month price target is $80.83, suggesting that the stock has a possible upside of 6.85%. The high price target for CNI is $89.00 and the low price target for CNI is $69.00. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 5 hold ratings and 9 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus rating of "Hold."
|Today||30 Days Ago||90 Days Ago||180 Days Ago|
|Consensus Rating: ||Hold||Hold||Hold||Hold|
|Consensus Rating Score: ||2.44||2.33||2.44||2.33|
|Ratings Breakdown: ||2 Sell Rating(s)|
5 Hold Rating(s)
9 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|2 Sell Rating(s)|
6 Hold Rating(s)
7 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|1 Sell Rating(s)|
7 Hold Rating(s)
8 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|0 Sell Rating(s)|
12 Hold Rating(s)
6 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|Consensus Price Target: ||$80.83||$80.8333||$78.00||$81.7143|
|Price Target Upside: ||6.85% upside||10.75% upside||2.15% upside||1.36% upside|
Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) Consensus Price Target History
Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) Analyst Ratings History
(Data available from 4/20/2016 forward)
Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) Dividend Information
Canadian National Railway pays an annual dividend of $1.41 per share, with a dividend yield of 1.86%. CNI's most recent quarterly dividend payment was Thursday, March 29. The company has grown its dividend for the last 6 consecutive years and is increasing its dividend by an average of 12.10% each year. Canadian National Railway pays out 36.72% of its earnings out as a dividend.
|Most Recent Dividend:||3/29/2018|
|Dividend Growth:||12.10% (3 Year Average)|
|Payout Ratio:||36.72% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings) |
34.99% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
30.45% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
|Track Record:||6 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth|
Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) Dividend History by Quarter
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
Canadian National Railway (NYSE CNI) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History
Insider Ownership Percentage: 2.40%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 55.20%
Canadian National Railway (NYSE CNI) Insider Trading History
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Shares Held After Transaction||Details|
|4/21/2017||Michael Leslie Hunter||Director||Buy||1,000||$0.11||$110.00|
|3/15/2017||Michael Leslie Hunter||Director||Buy||1,000||$0.14||$140.00|
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Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statement
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