Analyst Ratings for Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (CP)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Analysts covering Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (NYSE:CP) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. About 30 days ago, CP was issued an average rating of Overweight.

A buy rating was issued by 18 analysts, 4 gave an overweight rating, 7 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has decreased by 1. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

A number of analysts gave price targets for CP. The maximum price target given was 194.41, implying a possible profit of 23.11 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 162.22, implying a possible loss of 2.72 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 5.23 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 5.24 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 6.36 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 6.74 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 7 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 12 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of CP to grow at a rate of -18.39 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. CP has a PEG ratio of -0.77.

CP has traded between a high of 167.52 and a low of 139.29 over the past year. Currently the stock is 13.37 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 5.73 percent. CP has a price/earnings ratio of 14.16. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CP value stock report compares CP to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $28.93 billion. CP will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.