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Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ) Stock Price, News & Analysis

-0.04 (-0.05%)
(As of 05/23/2024 ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
1.86 million shs
Average Volume
3.05 million shs
Market Capitalization
$80.82 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Canadian Natural Resources MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
2.29 Rating Score
24.7% Upside
$94.00 Price Target
Short Interest
2.25% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
1.23mentions of Canadian Natural Resources in the last 14 days
Based on 11 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $5.53 to $6.66 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.

4.71 out of 5 stars

Oils/Energy Sector

25th out of 235 stocks

Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas Industry

9th out of 74 stocks

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About Canadian Natural Resources Stock (NYSE:CNQ)

Canadian Natural Resources Limited acquires, explores for, develops, produces, markets, and sells crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids (NGLs). The company offers light and medium crude oil, primary heavy crude oil, Pelican Lake heavy crude oil, bitumen (thermal oil), and synthetic crude oil (SCO). The company's midstream assets include two pipeline systems; and a 50% working interest in an 84-megawatt cogeneration plant at Primrose. It operates primarily in Western Canada; the United Kingdom portion of the North Sea; and Offshore Africa. The company was formerly known as AEX Minerals Corporation and changed its name to Canadian Natural Resources Limited in December 1975. Canadian Natural Resources Limited was incorporated in 1973 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

CNQ Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

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Dividend Payable
Last Earnings
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Crude petroleum & natural gas
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

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


Net Income
$6.10 billion
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$30.25 billion
Cash Flow
$10.08 per share
Book Value
$27.32 per share


Outstanding Shares
Free Float
Market Cap
$80.82 billion

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Norman Murray Edwards O.C. (Age 64)
    Executive Chairman
    Comp: $8.5M
  • Mr. Scott G. Stauth (Age 58)
    President & Director
    Comp: $2.78M
  • Mr. Mark A. Stainthorpe C.F.A. (Age 46)
    CFO & Senior VP of Finance
    Comp: $1.88M
  • Robin Sean Zabek (Age 52)
    Chief Operating Officer of Exploration & Production
    Comp: $945.16k
  • Victor Clinton Darel C.A. (Age 42)
    CPA, Senior VP of Finance & Principal Accounting Officer
  • Lance J. Casson
    Manager of Investor Relations
  • Brenda Gayle Balog
    VP of Legal & General Counsel
  • Mr. Ronald Keith Laing (Age 54)
    Senior Vice-President of Corporate Development & Land
  • Mark Anthony Overwater (Age 56)
    Vice-President of Marketing
  • Dean W. Halewich (Age 56)
    Senior Vice-President of Safety, Risk Management & Innovation

CNQ Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Canadian Natural Resources stock right now?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Canadian Natural Resources in the last year. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" CNQ shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in CNQ, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Canadian Natural Resources' stock price target for 2024?

7 brokerages have issued 1-year price objectives for Canadian Natural Resources' shares. Their CNQ share price targets range from $85.00 to $102.00. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $94.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 24.7% from the stock's current price.
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How have CNQ shares performed in 2024?

Canadian Natural Resources' stock was trading at $65.52 at the beginning of the year. Since then, CNQ stock has increased by 15.0% and is now trading at $75.38.
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Are investors shorting Canadian Natural Resources?

Canadian Natural Resources saw a drop in short interest in April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totaling 23,630,000 shares, a drop of 24.7% from the April 15th total of 31,370,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 3,210,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 7.4 days. Currently, 2.3% of the company's shares are short sold.
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When is Canadian Natural Resources' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, August 1st 2024.
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How were Canadian Natural Resources' earnings last quarter?

Canadian Natural Resources Limited (NYSE:CNQ) released its earnings results on Thursday, May, 2nd. The oil and gas producer reported $1.02 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $1.04 by $0.02. The oil and gas producer earned $6.12 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.01 billion. Canadian Natural Resources had a net margin of 18.21% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 20.58%.

How often does Canadian Natural Resources pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Canadian Natural Resources?

Canadian Natural Resources announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 2nd. Shareholders of record on Monday, June 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.777 per share on Friday, July 5th. This represents a $3.11 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.12%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, June 17th. This is a boost from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.77.
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Is Canadian Natural Resources a good dividend stock?

Canadian Natural Resources (NYSE:CNQ) pays an annual dividend of $3.09 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 4.01%. CNQ has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. The company has been increasing its dividend for 23 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 61.55%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, CNQ will have a dividend payout ratio of 46.40% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for CNQ.

When did Canadian Natural Resources' stock split?

Canadian Natural Resources's stock split on Tuesday, June 11th 2024. The 2-1 split was announced on Tuesday, June 11th 2024. The newly created shares will be payable to shareholders after the closing bell on Tuesday, June 11th 2024. An investor that had 100 shares of stock prior to the split would have 200 shares after the split.

What is Tim S. McKay's approval rating as Canadian Natural Resources' CEO?

6 employees have rated Canadian Natural Resources Chief Executive Officer Tim S. McKay on Tim S. McKay has an approval rating of 96% among the company's employees. This puts Tim S. McKay in the top 30% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Canadian Natural Resources own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Canadian Natural Resources investors own include Pfizer (PFE), Intel (INTC), Micron Technology (MU), AbbVie (ABBV), Bank of America (BAC), Gilead Sciences (GILD), QUALCOMM (QCOM), AT&T (T), Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Suncor Energy (SU).

Who are Canadian Natural Resources' major shareholders?

Canadian Natural Resources' stock is owned by many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Capital World Investors (13.46%), Capital Research Global Investors (7.35%), Vanguard Group Inc. (4.09%), TD Asset Management Inc (2.02%), Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (2.00%) and 1832 Asset Management L.P. (1.44%).

How do I buy shares of Canadian Natural Resources?

Shares of CNQ 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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This page (NYSE:CNQ) was last updated on 5/24/2024 by Staff

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