Canadian National Railway Company Company Profile (TSE:CNR)

About Canadian National Railway Company (TSE:CNR)

Canadian National Railway Company logoCanadian National Railway Company is engaged in the rail and related transportation business. The Company's network of approximately 20,000 route miles of track spans Canada and mid-America, connecting approximately three coasts, including the Atlantic, the Pacific and the Gulf of Mexico and serving the cities and ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert (British Columbia), Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile (Alabama), and the metropolitan areas of Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Chicago, Memphis, Detroit, Duluth (Minnesota)/Superior (Wisconsin), and Jackson (Mississippi), with connections to all points in North America. Its network and connections to all Class I railroads provide its customers access to the three North American Free Trade Agreement nations. It carries over 300 million tons of cargo, serving exporters, importers, retailers, farmers and manufacturers. Its freight includes seven commodity representing a portfolio of goods.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Services
  • Industry: Railroads
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: TSE:CNR
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: C$77.34 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 751,000,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: C$100.89
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: C$102.02
  • 52 Week Range: C$82.85 - C$108.64
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 20.26
  • P/E Growth: 2.04
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: C$12.77 billion
  • Price / Sales: 6.06
  • Book Value: C$20.01 per share
  • Price / Book: 5.15
  • Dividend Yield: 1.7%
  • EBITDA: C$6.87 billion
  • Net Margins: 30.97%
  • Return on Equity: 27.63%
  • Return on Assets: 11.09%
  • Average Volume: 1.10 million shs.
  • Short Ratio: 9.5

Frequently Asked Questions for Canadian National Railway Company (TSE:CNR)

What is Canadian National Railway Company's stock symbol?

Canadian National Railway Company trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the ticker symbol "CNR."

How often does Canadian National Railway Company pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Canadian National Railway Company?

Canadian National Railway Company announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, July 25th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 8th will be given a dividend of 0.4125 per share on Friday, September 29th. This represents a $1.65 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.60%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 7th. View Canadian National Railway Company's Dividend History.

How were Canadian National Railway Company's earnings last quarter?

Canadian National Railway Company (TSE:CNR) posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July, 25th. The company reported $1.34 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.31 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $3.33 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $3.22 billion. Canadian National Railway Company had a return on equity of 27.63% and a net margin of 30.97%. View Canadian National Railway Company's Earnings History.

When will Canadian National Railway Company make its next earnings announcement?

Canadian National Railway Company is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, October, 24th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Canadian National Railway Company.

Where is Canadian National Railway Company's stock going? Where will Canadian National Railway Company's stock price be in 2017?

7 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Canadian National Railway Company's shares. Their predictions range from C$92.00 to C$115.00. On average, they anticipate Canadian National Railway Company's share price to reach C$106.00 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Canadian National Railway Company.

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

Who are Canadian National Railway Company's key executives?

Canadian National Railway Company's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Robert L. Pace, Independent Chairman of the Board
  • Luc Jobin, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Ghislain Houle, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Russell J. Hiscock, President and Chief Executive Officer - CN Investment Division
  • Michael Cory, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Jean-Jacques Ruest, Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
  • Sean Finn, Executive Vice President - Corporate Services, Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary
  • Serge Leduc, Senior Vice President, Chief Information and Technology Officer
  • Matthew Barker, Senior Vice President - Network Operations and Planning
  • Scott Daniels, Senior Vice President - Strategy and Innovation

How do I buy Canadian National Railway Company stock?

Shares of Canadian National Railway Company and other Canadian stocks can be purchased through online brokerage accounts that support trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). Brokers that permit trading on the TSX include Fidelity, Interactive Brokers, PennTrade and Charles Schwab.

What is Canadian National Railway Company's stock price today?

One share of Canadian National Railway Company stock can currently be purchased for approximately C$102.98.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Canadian National Railway Company (TSE CNR)
Community Ranking:  2.1 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  300 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  430 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  730
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Canadian National Railway Company and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Canadian National Railway Company (TSE:CNR) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Hold Ratings, 4 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.57)
Consensus Price Target: C$106.00
Consensus Price Target History for Canadian National Railway Company (TSE:CNR)
Price Target History for Canadian National Railway Company (TSE:CNR)
Analysts' Ratings History for Canadian National Railway Company (TSE:CNR)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
9/26/2017CIBCLower Price TargetC$111.00 -> C$110.00View Rating Details
9/13/2017National Bank FinancialLower Price TargetC$108.00 -> C$105.00View Rating Details
9/11/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingOutperformC$111.00View Rating Details
9/11/2017ScotiabankReiterated RatingOutperformC$115.00View Rating Details
9/8/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperformC$110.00View Rating Details
6/16/2017Raymond James Financial, Inc.Boost Price TargetOutperformC$112.00 -> C$115.00View Rating Details
5/2/2017TD SecuritiesReiterated RatingHoldC$105.00View Rating Details
4/25/2017DesjardinsLower Price TargetC$105.00 -> C$99.00View Rating Details
4/13/2017MacquarieLower Price TargetC$100.00 -> C$98.00View Rating Details
1/17/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoBoost Price TargetC$91.00 -> C$92.00View Rating Details
9/27/2016Loop CapitalReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
9/12/2016Canadian National Railway CompanyBoost Price TargetC$85.00 -> C$89.00View Rating Details
9/12/2016Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetC$85.00 -> C$89.00View Rating Details
8/11/2016Atlantic SecuritiesReiterated RatingNeutralView Rating Details
4/1/2016FirstEnergy CapitalDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformView Rating Details
1/27/2016FirstEnergy CorporationUpgradeOutperformView Rating Details
1/27/2016Canaccord GenuityLower Price TargetBuyC$84.00 -> C$83.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 10/22/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Canadian National Railway Company (TSE:CNR)
Earnings by Quarter for Canadian National Railway Company (TSE:CNR)
Earnings History by Quarter for Canadian National Railway Company (TSE CNR)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/24/2017C$1.35N/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2017Q2 2017C$1.31C$1.34C$3.22 billionC$3.33 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/21/2014C$1.00C$1.03C$3.10 billionC$3.12 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/22/2014C$0.63C$0.66C$2.65 billionC$2.69 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Canadian National Railway Company (TSE:CNR)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.02
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.55
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20174$1.09$1.14$1.11
Q2 20176$1.16$1.32$1.28
Q3 20176$1.31$1.39$1.35
Q4 20176$1.25$1.30$1.27
Q1 20182$1.22$1.23$1.23
Q2 20182$1.43$1.46$1.45
Q3 20182$1.46$1.48$1.47
Q4 20182$1.40$1.42$1.41
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History by Quarter for Canadian National Railway Company (TSE CNR)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Canadian National Railway Company (TSE:CNR)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Canadian National Railway Company (TSE:CNR)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Canadian National Railway Company (TSE:CNR)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/25/2017Sean FinnInsiderSell11,168C$100.75C$1,125,176.00
9/22/2017Jean-Jacques RuestInsiderSell31,464C$81.99C$2,579,733.36
9/11/2017Sean FinnInsiderSell11,500C$99.13C$1,139,995.00
8/31/2017Michael A CoryInsiderSell250C$100.44C$25,110.00
7/28/2017Sean FinnInsiderSell15,425C$98.46C$1,518,745.50
7/27/2017Scott DanielsInsiderBuy1,300C$99.57C$129,441.00
7/26/2017Robert PaceDirectorBuy4,900C$99.20C$486,080.00
6/23/2017Robert L PhillipsDirectorBuy2,000C$105.63C$211,260.00
6/15/2017Kimberley A MadiganInsiderSell1,592C$78.58C$125,099.36
6/2/2017Sean FinnInsiderSell12,885C$106.07C$1,366,711.95
5/25/2017Jean-Jacques RuestInsiderSell15,655C$103.40C$1,618,727.00
4/28/2017Donald CartyDirectorBuy5,000C$72.35C$361,750.00
4/27/2017Sean FinnInsiderSell2,841C$98.82C$280,747.62
3/22/2017Denis LosierDirectorSell2,000C$95.05C$190,100.00
3/21/2017Jean-Jacques RuestInsiderSell15,417C$95.94C$1,479,106.98
3/17/2017Sean FinnInsiderSell2,100C$96.71C$203,091.00
3/15/2017Edith E HolidayDirectorSell6,441C$72.61C$467,681.01
3/15/2017Michael A CoryInsiderSell2,100C$96.58C$202,818.00
3/13/2017Sean FinnInsiderSell1,000C$97.81C$97,810.00
1/26/2017James E O'connorDirectorBuy2,850C$70.05C$199,642.50
1/26/2017Sean FinnInsiderSell14,460C$91.63C$1,324,969.80
3/21/2016Michael A CoryInsiderBuy122C$81.73C$9,971.06
3/17/2016Sean FinnInsiderSell7,415C$81.35C$603,173.18
3/8/2016Sean FinnInsiderSell6,300C$79.85C$503,073.90
3/1/2016Claude MongeauDirectorSell82,101C$79.03C$6,488,310.67
2/1/2016Robert L PhillipsDirectorBuy145C$73.48C$10,654.60
1/28/2016James E O'connorDirectorBuy3,884C$51.50C$200,018.23
12/15/2015Sean FinnInsiderSell2,516C$74.79C$188,174.16
12/11/2015Jim V VenaInsiderSell21,756C$72.79C$1,583,725.84
12/3/2015John Frederick OrrInsiderSell3,630C$77.51C$281,347.87
12/2/2015Sean FinnInsiderSell1,129C$79.76C$90,049.04
12/1/2015Michael A CoryInsiderSell1,300C$80.00C$104,000.00
11/16/2015Jean-Jacques RuestInsiderSell20,111C$76.32C$1,534,901.69
11/9/2015Jean-Jacques RuestInsiderSell6,624C$79.61C$527,347.90
11/5/2015Jim V VenaInsiderSell83,860C$60.07C$5,037,495.36
11/3/2015Claude MongeauDirectorSell120,000C$60.83C$7,299,540.00
10/30/2015Luc JobinInsiderSell167,400C$80.55C$13,483,450.62
10/29/2015Kimberley A MadiganInsiderSell16,800C$81.79C$1,374,066.96
9/22/2015Sean FinnInsiderSell2,500C$74.52C$186,302.50
9/16/2015Sean FinnInsiderSell4,000C$75.54C$302,176.00
9/8/2015Sean FinnInsiderSell2,000C$72.19C$144,372.00
8/21/2015Donald CartyDirectorBuy1,000C$56.30C$56,298.00
8/18/2015William Henry Gates IIIInsiderBuy25,000C$60.90C$1,522,500.00
6/15/2015Sean FinnInsiderSell45,000C$73.19C$3,293,644.50
3/19/2015Denis LosierDirectorSell10,000C$87.07C$870,700.00
10/24/2014Sean FinnInsiderSell12,600C$76.21C$960,205.68
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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Canadian National Railway Company (CNR) Chart for Sunday, October, 22, 2017

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