NYSE:CNI - Canadian National Railway Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$78.78 -0.18 (-0.23 %)
(As of 12/14/2018 04:29 AM ET)
Previous Close$78.96
Today's Range$78.31 - $79.83
52-Week Range$70.59 - $91.90
Volume779,352 shs
Average Volume1.24 million shs
Market Capitalization$56.82 billion
P/E Ratio20.52
Dividend Yield1.76%
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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Railroads, line-haul operating
Current SymbolNYSE:CNI
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.57
Current Ratio0.72
Quick Ratio0.58


Trailing P/E Ratio20.52
Forward P/E Ratio18.85
P/E Growth2

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$10.06 billion
Price / Sales5.70
Cash Flow$5.3051 per share
Price / Cash Flow14.85
Book Value$17.30 per share
Price / Book4.55


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.84
Net Income$4.23 billion
Net Margins42.06%
Return on Equity22.67%
Return on Assets9.89%


Outstanding Shares728,210,000
Market Cap$56.82 billion

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, October 24th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 7th will be given a dividend of $0.3477 per share on Friday, December 28th. This represents a $1.39 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.77%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 6th. This is a positive change from Canadian National Railway's previous quarterly dividend of $0.34. 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 stock repurchase plan on Wednesday, October 25th 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback 31,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are typically an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Canadian National Railway's earnings last quarter?

Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October, 23rd. The transportation company reported $1.50 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.12 by $0.38. The transportation company earned $3.69 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.58 billion. Canadian National Railway had a return on equity of 22.67% and a net margin of 42.06%. The firm's revenue was up 14.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.31 EPS. View Canadian National Railway's Earnings History.

When is Canadian National Railway's next earnings date?

Canadian National Railway is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, January 22nd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Canadian National Railway.

How can I listen to Canadian National Railway's earnings call?

Canadian National Railway will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, January 29th at 4:30 PM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

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

Canadian National Railway issued an update on its FY 2018 earnings guidance on Tuesday, October, 23rd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $4.05-4.16 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $4.17.

What price target have analysts set for CNI?

17 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Canadian National Railway's shares. Their forecasts range from $80.81 to $102.00. On average, they anticipate Canadian National Railway's share price to reach $91.6810 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 16.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Canadian National Railway.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Canadian National Railway?

17 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Canadian National Railway in the last year. There are currently 11 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Canadian National Railway.

Has Canadian National Railway been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about CNI stock have trended somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Canadian National Railway earned a media sentiment score of 1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the transportation company a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days.

Who are some of Canadian National Railway's key competitors?

Who are Canadian National Railway's key executives?

Canadian National Railway's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Jean-Jacques Ruest, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 63)
  • Mr. Ghislain Houle, Exec. VP & CFO (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. Salvatore Forgione, VP of Accounting & Corp. Comptroller

Who are Canadian National Railway's major shareholders?

Canadian National Railway's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (5.15%), Vanguard Group Inc (2.61%), Bank of Montreal Can (2.28%), TD Asset Management Inc. (2.22%), FIL Ltd (1.68%) and Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. (1.10%). Company insiders that own Canadian National Railway stock include Michael Leslie Hunter and Peter Lee. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Canadian National Railway.

Which institutional investors are selling Canadian National Railway stock?

CNI stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Beutel Goodman & Co Ltd., CIBC World Markets Inc., Mackenzie Financial Corp, Franklin Resources Inc., Great West Life Assurance Co. Can, AGF Investments Inc. and Fisher Asset Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Canadian National Railway.

Which institutional investors are buying Canadian National Railway stock?

CNI stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Morgan Stanley, Pictet Asset Management Ltd., Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd., Bank of Montreal Can, Vanguard Group Inc, FIL Ltd, Point72 Asset Management L.P. and Barometer Capital Management Inc.. Company insiders that have bought Canadian National Railway stock in the last two years include Michael Leslie Hunter and Peter Lee. View Insider Buying and Selling for Canadian National Railway.

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 $78.78.

How big of a company is Canadian National Railway?

Canadian National Railway has a market capitalization of $56.82 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.

What is Canadian National Railway's official website?

The official website for Canadian National Railway is http://www.cn.ca.

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.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Canadian National Railway (NYSE CNI)

Community Ranking:  2.0 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  493 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  760 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,253
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Canadian National Railway and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe CNI will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe CNI will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/14/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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