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.

CP was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 194.41, which equates to a potential upside of 23.11 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 162.22, which equates to a potential downside 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 5.23 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which 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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 6.74 percent in FY estimates.

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, 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, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of CP to grow at a rate of -18.39 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, 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 a 52-week high of 167.52 and a 52-week low of 139.29. Today's price is 13.37 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 5.73 percent. CP has a P/E 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.