News headlines about Canadian Pacific Railway (NYSE:CP) (TSE:CP) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Canadian Pacific Railway earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 47.6401257370601 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
CP has been the topic of several recent research reports. Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on Canadian Pacific Railway in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. They issued a “buy” rating and a $209.00 price target on the stock. Argus increased their target price on Canadian Pacific Railway from $180.00 to $200.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $238.00 target price on shares of Canadian Pacific Railway in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. Goldman Sachs Group raised Canadian Pacific Railway from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their target price for the stock from $176.72 to $213.00 in a research note on Tuesday. Finally, Cowen increased their target price on Canadian Pacific Railway from $184.00 to $207.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, January 19th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and fifteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $192.87.
Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) opened at $178.83 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.33, a current ratio of 0.53 and a quick ratio of 0.44. Canadian Pacific Railway has a 12 month low of $143.20 and a 12 month high of $188.74. The company has a market capitalization of $25,618.60, a PE ratio of 14.00, a PEG ratio of 1.46 and a beta of 1.08.
Canadian Pacific Railway (NYSE:CP) (TSE:CP) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 18th. The transportation company reported $2.54 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $2.57 by ($0.03). Canadian Pacific Railway had a return on equity of 31.61% and a net margin of 36.88%. The company had revenue of $1.35 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.36 billion. research analysts expect that Canadian Pacific Railway will post 10.51 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, January 29th. Investors of record on Friday, December 29th were given a dividend of $0.44 per share. This represents a $1.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.98%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 28th. Canadian Pacific Railway’s dividend payout ratio is currently 14.33%.
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About Canadian Pacific Railway
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates a transcontinental freight railway in Canada and the United States. The Company operates through rail transportation segment. The Company’s transports bulk commodities, merchandise freight, and intermodal traffic over a network of approximately 12,400 miles.
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