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
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Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $146.99
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $149.94
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $139.61
  • 52-Week Range: $97.09 - $157.82
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 19.85
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 15.65
  • P/E Growth: 2.76
  • Market Cap: $21.72B
  • Outstanding Shares: 147,771,000
  • Beta: 1.4
  • Net Margins: 23.36%
  • Return on Equity: 32.47%
  • Return on Assets: 7.96%
  • 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, 18 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.68)
Consensus Price Target: $183.67 (24.95% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Canadian Pacific Railway (NYSE:CP)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
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
6/22/2016Raymond James Financial Inc.UpgradeOutperform -> Strong-Buy$210.00 -> $200.00View 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
10/3/2014ING GroupBoost Price Target$230.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 9/28/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Canadian Pacific Railway (NYSE:CP)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
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: $8.14 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $9.39 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$2.18
Q4 20166$2.30$2.53$2.40
Q1 20173$2.10$2.33$2.19
Q2 20173$2.23$2.38$2.33
Q3 20173$2.36$2.59$2.44
Q4 20173$2.47$2.65$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:20.82% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
18.80% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
16.29% (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: 68.21%
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)
DateHeadline 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 logoCanadian Pacific CFO Erceg to leave; Velani named interim CFO (NYSE:CP) - September 9 at 9:09 AM logoCFO steps down at CP Rail after 16 months (NYSE:CP) - September 9 at 9:09 AM logoCanadian Pacific Railway chief financial officer steps down after just 16 months on job (NYSE:CP) - September 9 at 9:09 AM logo4:44 pm Canadian Pacific CFO Erceg to step down; Velani named interim CFO (NYSE:CP) - September 9 at 9:09 AM logoBill Ackman Resigns From Canadian Pacific Railway Board - RTT News (NYSE:CP) - September 7 at 7:43 AM logoCANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY LTD/CN Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Financial Statements a (NYSE:CP) - September 7 at 7:43 AM logoChipotle Options Include More Franchising, Prepping for Sale as Ackman Launches Campaign (NYSE:CP) - September 7 at 7:43 AM logoCanadian Pacific (CP) Announces Resignation of Pershing Square's Ackman from Board - (NYSE:CP) - September 6 at 9:17 PM logoCanadian Pacific says Bill Ackman resigns from board (NYSE:CP) - September 6 at 9:17 PM logoAckman off Canadian Pacific board, ends four-year tenure (NYSE:CP) - September 6 at 9:17 PM logoHow Canadian National’s Intermodal Volumes Fared against CP (NYSE:CP) - September 6 at 9:15 AM
News IconHuman error likely the cause of train derailment in Calgary’s Alyth: CP Rail (NYSE:CP) - September 4 at 8:56 AM
News IconTrain derailed could have been 'human error': CP Rail (NYSE:CP) - September 4 at 8:56 AM logoForm 4 CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY For: Jan 25 Filed by: Wallace Mark Kenneth (NYSE:CP) - September 2 at 9:10 AM logoCanadian Pacific Railway Set to Possibly Pullback After Yesterday's Rally of 1.41% (NYSE:CP) - August 29 at 9:36 PM logoCanadian Pacific Railway Rises 1.41% on Heavy Volume: Watch For Potential Pullback (NYSE:CP) - August 29 at 4:34 PM logoBill Ackman Comments on Canadian Pacific (NYSE:CP) - August 29 at 4:34 PM logoCanadian Pacific Railway : Alberta kids, Ariya Jutanugarn big winners at Canadian Pacific Women's Open (NYSE:CP) - August 29 at 9:03 AM logoCanadian Pacific Railway : CP welcomes results of TSB Safety Summit, calls for meaningful change regarding on-board recordings (NYSE:CP) - August 25 at 9:42 PM
News IconCanada rail safety questioned after train derailment in Toronto causes diesel leak (NYSE:CP) - August 23 at 4:28 PM
News IconToday's Top Gainers in the Market Canadian Pacific Railway Limited ... - The Daily Leicester (NYSE:CP) - August 23 at 8:36 AM logoRail safety questioned after Canadian Pacific Railway train derailment causes diesel leak - The Globe and Mail (NYSE:CP) - August 22 at 9:05 AM logoCanada rail safety questioned after train derailment diesel leak (NYSE:CP) - August 22 at 9:05 AM
News IconFreight train derailment in Toronto causes diesel fuel leak (NYSE:CP) - August 21 at 4:08 PM
News IconNo injuries after CP Rail train derails north of Dupont Street (NYSE:CP) - August 21 at 8:55 AM
News IconRailroads: Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (NYSE:CP) Position of the day (NYSE:CP) - August 19 at 8:28 PM
News IconAmtrak Names New CEO (NYSE:CP) - August 19 at 3:27 PM logoTarget of the week: Kansas City Southern (NYSE:CP) - August 19 at 3:27 PM logoCanadian Pacific Railway Rises 1.34% on Heavy Volume: Watch For Potential Pullback (NYSE:CP) - August 18 at 4:24 PM logoCanadian Pacific Railway : CP encourages supply chain, producer collaboration in moving 2016-17 crop (NYSE:CP) - August 17 at 4:31 PM
News IconTop Gainers of the Day: Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (NYSE:CP) from Railroads (NYSE:CP) - August 17 at 10:27 AM logoWhat Took a Toll on Canadian Pacific’s Carloads? (NYSE:CP) - August 17 at 10:27 AM logoShould Investors Buy Canadian Pacific Railway Limited? (NYSE:CP) - August 15 at 4:32 PM logoCanadian Pacific Railway : S&P Dow Jones Indices Announces Changes to the S&P/TSX Canadian Indices (NYSE:CP) - August 10 at 10:36 PM logoCANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY LTD/CN Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits (NYSE:CP) - August 10 at 8:01 AM logoHow Did Canadian National’s Intermodal Volumes Fare against the Industry? (NYSE:CP) - August 9 at 10:50 AM


Canadian Pacific Railway (NYSE:CP) Chart for Wednesday, September, 28, 2016

Last Updated on 9/28/2016 by Staff