Canadian Pacific Railway Company Profile (NYSE:CP)

About Canadian Pacific Railway

Canadian Pacific Railway logoCanadian Pacific Railway Limited (CP), together with its subsidiaries, operates a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States. The Company operates in rail transportation segment. The Company's business mix includes bulk commodities, merchandise freight and intermodal traffic over a network of approximately 12,500 miles, serving the principal business centers of Canada from Montreal, Quebec, to Vancouver, British Columbia, and the United States Northeast and Midwest regions. The Company transports bulk commodities, merchandise freight and intermodal traffic. Bulk commodities include Canadian grain, U.S. grain, coal, potash, and fertilizers and sulfur. Merchandise freight consists of finished vehicles and automotive parts, as well as forest and industrial and consumer products. Intermodal traffic consists of retail goods in overseas containers that can be transported by train, ship and truck and in domestic containers and trailers that can be moved by train and truck.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Industry: Railroads
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: CP
  • CUSIP:
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $147.09
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $150.45
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $142.04
  • 52-Week Range: $97.09 - $157.34
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 19.90
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 15.88
  • P/E Growth: 2.80
  • Market Cap: $21.74B
  • Outstanding Shares: 147,771,000
  • Beta: 1.32
  • Net Margins: 24.33%
  • Return on Equity: 30.56%
  • Return on Assets: 7.77%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.79%
  • Current Ratio: 0.64%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.50%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Canadian Pacific Railway (NYSE:CP) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 8 Hold Ratings, 19 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.64)
Consensus Price Target: $181.60 (23.46% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Canadian Pacific Railway (NYSE:CP)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
10/17/2016Raymond James Financial Inc.DowngradeStrong-Buy -> OutperformView Rating Details
10/11/2016Vertical ResearchInitiated CoverageBuyView Rating Details
9/13/2016Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingBuy$172.00View Rating Details
9/13/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetBuy$154.00 -> $170.00View Rating Details
9/12/2016Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetOverweight$165.00 -> $172.00View Rating Details
9/9/2016Loop CapitalReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
8/11/2016Atlantic SecuritiesInitiated CoverageOverweightView Rating Details
7/25/2016ArgusBoost Price TargetBuy$155.00 -> $165.00View Rating Details
7/22/2016RBC Capital MarketsReiterated RatingOutperform$203.00 -> $216.00View Rating Details
7/21/2016Buckingham ResearchDowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details
7/21/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperform$203.00 -> $216.00View Rating Details
7/20/2016Cowen and CompanyBoost Price TargetOutperform$166.00 -> $168.00View Rating Details
7/7/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingOutperform$200.00View Rating Details
6/22/2016TD SecuritiesReiterated RatingHold$195.00 -> $185.00View Rating Details
6/22/2016DesjardinsUpgradeHold -> Buy$204.00 -> $195.00View Rating Details
6/3/2016Morgan StanleyInitiated CoverageOverweightView Rating Details
5/19/2016Credit Agricole SAInitiated CoverageUnderperformView Rating Details
4/25/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Initiated CoverageNeutralView Rating Details
4/20/2016Avondale PartnersReiterated RatingBuy$150.00View Rating Details
4/21/2016Sanford C. BernsteinBoost Price TargetOutperform$155.00 -> $170.00View Rating Details
4/13/2016Bank of America Corp.Initiated CoverageBuyView Rating Details
4/6/2016SusquehannaBoost Price Target$129.00 -> $149.00View Rating Details
3/23/2016Topeka Capital MarketsInitiated CoverageHold$196.00View Rating Details
3/15/2016National Bank FinancialReiterated RatingOutperform$182.00 -> $186.00View Rating Details
3/15/2016StephensInitiated CoverageEqual WeightView Rating Details
1/22/2016Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingBuy$220.00 -> $210.00View Rating Details
1/22/2016NomuraReiterated RatingHold$140.00View Rating Details
1/12/2016ScotiabankReiterated RatingOutperform$232.00 -> $215.00View Rating Details
10/2/2015CIBCLower Price Target$230.00 -> $225.00View Rating Details
9/30/2015Goldman Sachs Group Inc.UpgradeNeutral -> BuyView Rating Details
6/1/2015BB&T Corp.Lower Price TargetBuy$220.00 -> $200.00View Rating Details
12/22/2014FirstEnergy CapitalUpgradeOutperformView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/21/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Canadian Pacific Railway (NYSE:CP)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/19/2016Q316$2.79$2.73$1.26 billion$1.55 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/20/2016Q216$2.50$2.05$1.57 billion$1.45 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/20/2016Q116$2.40$2.50$1.62 billion$1.59 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/21/2016Q415$2.82$2.72$1.74 billion$1.69 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/20/2015Q315$2.67$2.69$1.69 billion$1.71 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/21/2015Q215$2.58$2.45$1.71 billion$1.65 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/21/2015Q115$2.19$2.26$1.67 billion$1.67 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/22/2015Q414$2.57$2.20$1.76 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/21/2014Q314$2.39$2.31$1.70 billion$1.67 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/17/2014Q214$2.09$2.11$1.65 billion$1.68 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/22/2014Q114$1.50$1.44$1.53 billion$1.51 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/29/2014Q413$1.87$1.91$1.61 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/23/2013Q313$1.74$1.88$1.53 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/24/2013Q213$1.51$1.43$1.51 billion$1.50 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/24/2013Q113$1.21$1.24$1.48 billion$1.50 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/29/2013Q412$1.28$1.28$1.49 billion$1.50 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/24/2012$1.24$1.30ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2012$0.91$0.60ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/20/2012$0.79$0.82ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/26/2012$1.12$1.08ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/25/2011$1.14$1.14ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2011$0.73$0.75ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/21/2011$0.18$0.20ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/26/2011$1.09$1.12ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Canadian Pacific Railway (NYSE:CP)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $8.04 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $9.26 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20168$1.67$1.96$1.84
Q2 20166$1.56$2.09$1.70
Q3 20166$2.09$2.33$2.17
Q4 20166$2.30$2.55$2.42
Q1 20174$2.14$2.23$2.17
Q2 20174$2.14$2.38$2.23
Q3 20174$2.48$2.59$2.54
Q4 20174$2.53$2.58$2.56
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Canadian Pacific Railway (NYSE:CP)
Annual Dividend:$1.53
Dividend Yield:1.04%
Dividend Growth:-4.10% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:20.18% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
19.03% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
16.52% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)

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

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Canadian Pacific Railway (NYSE:CP)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.13%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 68.20%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/3/2016Pershing Square Capital ManageDirectorSell9,840,890$141.68$1,394,257,295.20View SEC Filing  
4/26/2016Matthew H PaullDirectorBuy1,000$143.89$143,890.00View SEC Filing  
4/25/2016Peter John EdwardsVPBuy1$147.00$147.00View SEC Filing  
4/22/2016Pershing Square Capital ManageDirectorSell4,100,000$148.25$607,825,000.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for Canadian Pacific Railway (NYSE:CP)
News IconQuebec says Canadian Pacific directly responsible for 2013 Lac-Mégantic damages (NYSE:CP) - October 21 at 4:25 PM logoCP Rail and Union Pacific heading in opposite directions - Financial Post (NYSE:CP) - October 21 at 9:30 AM
News IconRaymond James Financial Analysts Decrease Earnings Estimates for Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (CP) - DailyQuint (NYSE:CP) - October 20 at 4:19 PM logoCanadian Pacific Railway Limited 2016 Q3 - Results - Earnings Call Slides (NYSE:CP) - October 20 at 9:51 AM logoCanadian Pacific Railway Results Miss Expectations (NYSE:CP) - October 20 at 9:51 AM logoCFO Moves: Canadian Pacific Railway, Myers Industries (NYSE:CP) - October 20 at 9:51 AM logoCANADA STOCKS-TSX rises with resource stocks, CP Rail weighs - Reuters (NYSE:CP) - October 19 at 4:49 PM logoEARNINGS SUMMARY: Details of Canadian Pacific Railway Limited Q3 Earnings Report (NYSE:CP) - October 19 at 9:19 AM logoCanadian Pacific’s revenues drop over 9 per cent on lower crude volumes and grain harvest delays (NYSE:CP) - October 19 at 9:19 AM logoCanadian Pacific Cuts Profit Target as Commodities Cargo Slumps (NYSE:CP) - October 19 at 9:19 AM logoCanadian Pacific Railway : misses Street 3Q forecasts (NYSE:CP) - October 19 at 9:19 AM
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News IconStreet Session Update on Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (NYSE:CP) - Recall News (NYSE:CP) - October 13 at 7:27 AM logoPaul Hilal, Formerly of Pershing Square, to Start New Fund (CP) (NYSE:CP) - October 12 at 4:38 PM logoCanadian Pacific Railway : 18th edition of the CP Holiday Train ready to support communities and raise awareness (NYSE:CP) - October 12 at 4:38 PM logoNorfolk Southern Price Target Hiked (NSC) (NYSE:CP) - October 11 at 4:31 PM logoCSX, Extraction Oil & Gas IPO Top Wednesday Investing Action Plan (NYSE:CP) - October 11 at 4:31 PM
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News IconIs Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (USA) a Buy? The Stock Had Bullish Options Activity Today - Frisco Fastball (NYSE:CP) - October 4 at 4:18 PM logoExpected For Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (NYSE:CP) Sales Of $6752.9 - Investor Newswire (NYSE:CP) - September 30 at 4:46 PM
News IconRailroads: Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (NYSE:CP) Position of the day - Twin County News (NYSE:CP) - September 30 at 4:46 PM logoCanadian Pacific Railway Limited (NYSE:CP) Stock Price Target At $216? - Investor Newswire (NYSE:CP) - September 29 at 4:15 PM logoCanadian Pacific Railway Ltd. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : CP-US : September 29, 2016 (NYSE:CP) - September 29 at 9:20 AM logoCanadian Pacific Railway Limited: Has the Stock Peaked? (NYSE:CP) - September 28 at 4:15 PM logoThis Is the Safest Railway in North America (CP) (NYSE:CP) - September 28 at 4:14 PM logoCanadian Pacific Railway About To Put More Money In Your Pocket ... - Forbes (NYSE:CP) - September 27 at 8:59 AM
News IconEarnings According to Analysts for Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (NYSE:CP)? - Frisco Fastball (NYSE:CP) - September 20 at 10:13 AM logoCanadian Pacific Railway : CP responds to TSB report on LVVR implementation, calls on Minister of Transport to do more (NYSE:CP) - September 19 at 5:11 PM logoCANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY LTD/CN : Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits (form 8-K) (NYSE:CP) - September 17 at 4:17 PM
News IconIs Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (NYSE:CP), a large market cap stock a smart buy? (NYSE:CP) - September 17 at 4:17 PM logoCanadian Pacific: Watch Out Below (NYSE:CP) - September 17 at 4:17 PM logoCanadian Pacific Railway Ltd. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : CP-US : September 15, 2016 (NYSE:CP) - September 15 at 9:56 AM logoAt Canadian Pacific Railway, finance chief is a 'lesser role' according to interim replacement - Financial Post (NYSE:CP) - September 14 at 9:36 PM logoToronto derailment could have been avoided with onboard cameras: CP Rail exec - Financial Post (NYSE:CP) - September 14 at 8:41 AM
News IconTiffany & Co. hires former Canadian Pacific Railway chief financial officer (NYSE:CP) - September 13 at 9:13 AM logoTiffany Names Mark Erceg Chief Financial Officer (NYSE:CP) - September 13 at 9:13 AM
News IconCanadian Pacific Railway Limited (NYSE:CP) Rating In Focus (NYSE:CP) - September 13 at 9:13 AM logoCanadian Pacific Railway Limited (NYSE:CP) Price Forecast At $165.57 - Stocks Daily (NYSE:CP) - September 12 at 4:11 PM logoCanadian Pacific Railway CFO Steps Down (CP) (NYSE:CP) - September 9 at 4:14 PM


Canadian Pacific Railway (NYSE:CP) Chart for Friday, October, 21, 2016

Last Updated on 10/21/2016 by Staff