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 most optimistic price target was 194.41, implying potential capital gains of 23.11 percent. The lowest price target was 162.22, implying potential capital losses of 2.72 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 5.23 percent. That number becomes 5.24 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 6.36 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 6.74 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 7 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 12 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of CP to grow at a rate of -18.39 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. 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 lower than its 52-week 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 market cap of CP is $28.93 billion. CP's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.