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Canadian National Railway (CNR) Competitors

C$163.81
+1.10 (+0.68%)
(As of 07/12/2024 08:53 PM ET)

CNR vs. CP, CNI, TRI, WCN, WSP, GFL, RBA, TFII, STN, and TIH

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), Canadian National Railway (CNI), Thomson Reuters (TRI), Waste Connections (WCN), WSP Global (WSP), GFL Environmental (GFL), RB Global (RBA), TFI International (TFII), Stantec (STN), and Toromont Industries (TIH). These companies are all part of the "industrials" sector.

Canadian National Railway vs.

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

Canadian National Railway has a net margin of 32.86% compared to Canadian Pacific Kansas City's net margin of 28.26%. Canadian National Railway's return on equity of 27.06% beat Canadian Pacific Kansas City's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Canadian National Railway32.86% 27.06% 8.32%
Canadian Pacific Kansas City 28.26%9.36%4.22%

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 National RailwayC$16.76B6.22C$5.51BC$8.2019.98
Canadian Pacific Kansas CityC$13.81B7.67C$3.90BC$4.0528.06

Canadian Pacific Kansas City received 137 more outperform votes than Canadian National Railway when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 60.23% of users gave Canadian Pacific Kansas City an outperform vote while only 52.91% of users gave Canadian National Railway an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Canadian National RailwayOutperform Votes
581
52.91%
Underperform Votes
517
47.09%
Canadian Pacific Kansas CityOutperform Votes
718
60.23%
Underperform Votes
474
39.77%

78.9% of Canadian National Railway shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.4% of Canadian Pacific Kansas City shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.7% of Canadian National Railway shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.0% of Canadian Pacific Kansas City shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Canadian National Railway currently has a consensus price target of C$182.79, indicating a potential upside of 11.58%. Canadian Pacific Kansas City has a consensus price target of C$121.93, indicating a potential upside of 7.31%. Given Canadian National Railway's higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Canadian National Railway is more favorable than Canadian Pacific Kansas City.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Canadian National Railway
1 Sell rating(s)
7 Hold rating(s)
5 Buy rating(s)
1 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.43
Canadian Pacific Kansas City
0 Sell rating(s)
4 Hold rating(s)
9 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.69

Canadian National Railway pays an annual dividend of C$3.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Canadian Pacific Kansas City pays an annual dividend of C$0.76 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Canadian National Railway pays out 41.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Canadian Pacific Kansas City pays out 18.8% 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 a beta of 0.66, indicating that its stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Canadian Pacific Kansas City has a beta of 0.77, indicating that its stock price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500.

In the previous week, Canadian Pacific Kansas City had 7 more articles in the media than Canadian National Railway. MarketBeat recorded 20 mentions for Canadian Pacific Kansas City and 13 mentions for Canadian National Railway. Canadian Pacific Kansas City's average media sentiment score of 0.62 beat Canadian National Railway's score of 0.26 indicating that Canadian Pacific Kansas City is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

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

Summary

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

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding CNR and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of TSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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CNR vs. The Competition

MetricCanadian National RailwayRailroads IndustryIndustrials SectorTSE Exchange
Market CapC$104.22BC$19.64BC$3.17BC$3.99B
Dividend Yield1.94%3.51%4.38%7.12%
P/E Ratio19.9813.39416.4326.03
Price / Sales6.2210.27461.321,524.18
Price / Cash285.86121.3930.6472.90
Price / Book5.262.273.813.44
Net IncomeC$5.51BC$1.00BC$188.76MC$257.67M
7 Day Performance2.85%1.27%11.19%1.23%
1 Month Performance-2.08%1.31%12.08%2.78%
1 Year Performance4.67%-1.67%21.02%15.01%

Canadian National Railway Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
CP
Canadian Pacific Kansas City
0.8816 of 5 stars
0.88 / 5 stars
C$106.96
-2.0%
C$120.88
+13.0%
+6.6%C$99.76BC$13.81B26.4119,997Insider Selling
CNI
Canadian National Railway
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
N/AN/AN/A$0.00N/A0.0024,381High Trading Volume
TRI
Thomson Reuters
0.8298 of 5 stars
0.83 / 5 stars
C$227.81
-0.6%
C$183.89
-19.3%
+28.4%C$102.64BC$6.94B32.5025,600High Trading Volume
WCN
Waste Connections
0.4184 of 5 stars
0.42 / 5 stars
C$242.84
+0.2%
C$193.10
-20.5%
+31.6%C$62.64BC$8.19B59.0922,539
WSP
WSP Global
0.4492 of 5 stars
0.45 / 5 stars
C$215.03
-0.9%
C$237.08
+10.3%
+25.2%C$26.81BC$14.53B47.6866,500
GFL
GFL Environmental
0 of 5 stars
0.00 / 5 stars
C$52.80
-1.6%
N/A+3.2%C$19.25BC$7.52B-344.9220,000Dividend Announcement
RBA
RB Global
1.1575 of 5 stars
1.16 / 5 stars
C$104.50
-0.2%
C$75.67
-27.6%
+33.8%C$19.20BC$4.23B41.637,900
TFII
TFI International
2.1031 of 5 stars
2.10 / 5 stars
C$197.62
-1.0%
C$184.88
-6.4%
+41.0%C$16.71BC$7.54B25.7025,005
STN
Stantec
1.1854 of 5 stars
1.19 / 5 stars
C$114.45
-1.0%
C$120.85
+5.6%
+29.5%C$13.06BC$5.21B37.0428,000
TIH
Toromont Industries
1.4291 of 5 stars
1.43 / 5 stars
C$119.62
-1.4%
C$133.13
+11.3%
+14.6%C$9.83BC$4.59B19.177,000Positive News

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This page (TSE:CNR) was last updated on 7/15/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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