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Canadian National Railway Company (NYSE: CNI) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Canadian National Railway Company (NYSE: CNI), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 49822.42. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Canadian National Railway Company is 64.46 (with a change from open of 0.48%), this in conjunction with a target price of 64.37. Volume today has so far reached 1252200, with an average volume of about 867.08. The GAP for this stock, is 0.23%.

The P/E ratio is 18.7, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 17.19. The current EPS for Canadian National Railway Company, is 3.45, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 14.30%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 16.99%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Canadian National Railway Company, EPS is looking like it will grow 9.01% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 6.02%. Quarter over quarter is 0.10% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -9.10%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 14.50%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 8.70%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.20% and institutional ownership is 77.80%. Shares outstanding is 772.92, while shares float is at a value of 768.64. Float short for Canadian National Railway Company is 1.12% and the short ratio is 9.93.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.61, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.7. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.8, and the quick ratio is 0.6. The most recent gross margin is 77.90% and their operating margin is 43.90%. The profit margin is 29.50%.

Canadian National Railway Company has seen returns on assets of 10.00%, and on investment, 15.50%. Return on equity is 24.40%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 3.11. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 5.38, with Price/book ratio coming to 4.46 and Price/cash is 410.06, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 44.17.

The simple moving averages are 1.67% and 9.17% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -1.93% and the 52 week low is 41.40%.

Canadian National Railway Company has a dividend yield of 1.80%, with a current price of 64.46. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 30.20%. This is in an industry, Railroads, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Services. Canadian National Railway Company is based in Canada.

Performance in the Railroads industry means that Canadian National Railway Company has seen performance for the past week of 0.26%, with performance for the month coming to -0.97%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 10.64%, and for the half year the performance is 18.54%. Volatility for this week is 1.02% and for the month this is 1.43%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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