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 minimum price target given was 162.22, which equates to a potential downside of 2.72 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

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. 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 7 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, 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.

The growth rate of CP's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -18.39 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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.

In the last 52-weeks, CP has achieved a high of 167.52 and a low of 139.29. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 13.37 percent, 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 market cap of CP is $28.93 billion. CP is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.