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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for CP. The maximum price target given was 194.41, which equates to a potential upside of 23.11 percent. The lowest price target was 162.22, implying a possible loss of 2.72 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 5.23 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 5.24 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 7 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 12 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of CP to grow at a rate of -18.39 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. CP has a PEG ratio of -0.77.

In the trailing 52-weeks, CP hit 167.52 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 139.29. Currently the stock is 13.37 percent higher than its low, and 5.73 percent below the high. 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.