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S&P 500   4,967.23
DOW   37,986.40
QQQ   414.65
North Carolina medical marijuana sales begin at Cherokee store
Ukrainian and Western leaders laud US aid package while the Kremlin warns of 'further ruin'
Biden sees a $35 price cap for insulin as a pivotal campaign issue. It’s not that clear-cut
'Civil War’ continues box-office campaign at No. 1
Conservative Brazilians laud Elon Musk at rally in support of ex-president Bolsonaro
Tens of thousands of Colombians protest against the leftist president's reform agenda
Stock market today: Asian shares shrug off Wall St blues as China leaves lending rate unchanged
S&P 500   4,967.23
DOW   37,986.40
QQQ   414.65
North Carolina medical marijuana sales begin at Cherokee store
Ukrainian and Western leaders laud US aid package while the Kremlin warns of 'further ruin'
Biden sees a $35 price cap for insulin as a pivotal campaign issue. It’s not that clear-cut
'Civil War’ continues box-office campaign at No. 1
Conservative Brazilians laud Elon Musk at rally in support of ex-president Bolsonaro
Tens of thousands of Colombians protest against the leftist president's reform agenda
Stock market today: Asian shares shrug off Wall St blues as China leaves lending rate unchanged
S&P 500   4,967.23
DOW   37,986.40
QQQ   414.65
North Carolina medical marijuana sales begin at Cherokee store
Ukrainian and Western leaders laud US aid package while the Kremlin warns of 'further ruin'
Biden sees a $35 price cap for insulin as a pivotal campaign issue. It’s not that clear-cut
'Civil War’ continues box-office campaign at No. 1
Conservative Brazilians laud Elon Musk at rally in support of ex-president Bolsonaro
Tens of thousands of Colombians protest against the leftist president's reform agenda
Stock market today: Asian shares shrug off Wall St blues as China leaves lending rate unchanged

Canadian National Railway (CNI) Competitors

$127.65
+0.49 (+0.39%)
(As of 04/19/2024 08:50 PM ET)

CNI vs. CP, CSX, NSC, UNP, FDX, ODFL, UPS, RYAAY, DAL, and WAB

Should you be buying Canadian National Railway stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Canadian National Railway include Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CP), CSX (CSX), Norfolk Southern (NSC), Union Pacific (UNP), FedEx (FDX), Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL), United Parcel Service (UPS), Ryanair (RYAAY), Delta Air Lines (DAL), and Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies (WAB). These companies are all part of the "transportation" sector.

Canadian National Railway vs.

Canadian Pacific Kansas City (NYSE:CP) and Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) are both large-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, community ranking, earnings, media sentiment, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.

In the previous week, Canadian Pacific Kansas City had 5 more articles in the media than Canadian National Railway. MarketBeat recorded 13 mentions for Canadian Pacific Kansas City and 8 mentions for Canadian National Railway. Canadian Pacific Kansas City's average media sentiment score of 0.89 beat Canadian National Railway's score of 0.56 indicating that Canadian National Railway is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Canadian Pacific Kansas City
7 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
3 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Canadian National Railway
6 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Canadian Pacific Kansas City has a beta of 0.94, suggesting that its stock price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Canadian National Railway has a beta of 0.88, suggesting that its stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.

72.2% of Canadian Pacific Kansas City shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.7% of Canadian National Railway shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.0% of Canadian Pacific Kansas City shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.4% of Canadian National Railway shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Canadian Pacific Kansas City currently has a consensus price target of $95.29, suggesting a potential upside of 12.53%. Canadian National Railway has a consensus price target of $134.33, suggesting a potential upside of 5.24%. Given Canadian National Railway's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Canadian Pacific Kansas City is more favorable than Canadian National Railway.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Canadian Pacific Kansas City
0 Sell rating(s)
11 Hold rating(s)
11 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.50
Canadian National Railway
0 Sell rating(s)
17 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.15

Canadian Pacific Kansas City received 290 more outperform votes than Canadian National Railway when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 69.35% of users gave Canadian Pacific Kansas City an outperform vote while only 52.62% of users gave Canadian National Railway an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Canadian Pacific Kansas CityOutperform Votes
973
69.35%
Underperform Votes
430
30.65%
Canadian National RailwayOutperform Votes
683
52.62%
Underperform Votes
615
47.38%

Canadian National Railway has higher revenue and earnings than Canadian Pacific Kansas City. Canadian National Railway is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Canadian Pacific Kansas City, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Canadian Pacific Kansas City$9.30B8.49$2.91B$3.1426.97
Canadian National Railway$12.47B6.54$4.17B$6.3420.13

Canadian Pacific Kansas City pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Canadian National Railway pays an annual dividend of $2.51 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Canadian Pacific Kansas City pays out 17.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Canadian National Railway pays out 39.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Canadian National Railway has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Canadian National Railway is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Canadian National Railway has a net margin of 33.38% compared to Canadian National Railway's net margin of 31.29%. Canadian Pacific Kansas City's return on equity of 23.56% beat Canadian National Railway's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Canadian Pacific Kansas City31.29% 8.52% 4.49%
Canadian National Railway 33.38%23.56%9.28%

Summary

Canadian National Railway beats Canadian Pacific Kansas City on 11 of the 21 factors compared between the two stocks.

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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CNI vs. The Competition

MetricCanadian National RailwayRailroads, line IndustryTransportation SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$81.53B$60.82B$10.09B$17.26B
Dividend Yield1.97%1.67%3.89%3.58%
P/E Ratio20.1334.3016.9724.37
Price / Sales6.544.7120.759.63
Price / Cash16.7715.4716.2817.28
Price / Book5.513.902.014.85
Net Income$4.17B$2.65B$629.19M$970.56M
7 Day Performance-0.62%-1.21%-1.63%-1.76%
1 Month Performance-3.90%-1.50%-4.02%-4.32%
1 Year Performance3.76%24.49%6.87%92.59%

Canadian National Railway Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
CP
Canadian Pacific Kansas City
4.1841 of 5 stars
$84.27
-1.5%
$95.29
+13.1%
+4.2%$78.59B$9.30B26.8419,927Upcoming Earnings
CSX
CSX
4.5386 of 5 stars
$34.84
-0.9%
$37.28
+7.0%
+7.9%$68.20B$14.66B18.9323,000Earnings Report
NSC
Norfolk Southern
4.2664 of 5 stars
$242.90
-1.1%
$262.33
+8.0%
+14.0%$59.80B$12.16B30.2920,700Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Revision
UNP
Union Pacific
4.5842 of 5 stars
$231.29
-1.1%
$253.48
+9.6%
+16.7%$141.11B$24.12B22.1132,973Upcoming Earnings
FDX
FedEx
4.7498 of 5 stars
$264.86
-0.7%
$301.33
+13.8%
+15.9%$65.18B$90.16B15.27529,000
ODFL
Old Dominion Freight Line
3.582 of 5 stars
$220.48
+0.2%
$214.19
-2.9%
+21.4%$47.99B$5.87B39.1622,902Upcoming Earnings
UPS
United Parcel Service
4.9677 of 5 stars
$142.91
-1.3%
$165.61
+15.9%
-26.9%$121.85B$90.96B18.35500,000Upcoming Earnings
RYAAY
Ryanair
3.633 of 5 stars
$135.81
-1.7%
$158.50
+16.7%
+46.6%$30.96B$11.23B13.9922,261Positive News
DAL
Delta Air Lines
4.9271 of 5 stars
$46.55
-0.2%
$58.29
+25.2%
+38.6%$30.04B$58.05B5.98100,000
WAB
Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies
4.4937 of 5 stars
$145.47
+0.2%
$146.40
+0.6%
+43.5%$25.72B$9.68B32.1829,000Upcoming Earnings

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