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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Canadian National Railway Company, CNI

Canadian National Railway Company, CNI is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Railroads in the sector of Services. Based in Canada, Canadian National Railway Company, CNI  has a market cap of 51261.33. Since its IPO date on the 11/26/1996, Canadian National Railway Company, CNI performance year to date is 21.21%. Today Canadian National Railway Company, CNI has gained 0.90%, with a current price of 67.39.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 77.80%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 31.60%. Return of assets are at 9.80%, with return on investment at 15.50%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Canadian National Railway Company, CNI is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.66. While Total debt/equity is 0.71. With a profit margin of 29.70%, this is combined with a gross margin of 77.90%, and operating margin of 44.00%. Canadian National Railway Company ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.9, while the quick ratio is 0.8.

For the last year Canadian National Railway Company, CNI has seen a EPS growth of 14.30%. A performance for the year of 13.84%. The 52-week high is -0.40%, and the 52-week low is 47.83%. The average volume for Canadian National Railway Company, CNI is 164131.

With a target price of 65.12, can Canadian National Railway Company, CNI reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Canadian National Railway Company, CNI. Canadian National Railway Company has a P/E of 19.86 and a forward P/E of 18.37. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.19. Canadian National Railway Company also has a P/S and a P/B of 5.77 and 4.6 respectively. For P/cash, Canadian National Railway Company has a value of 321.59, while it is 52.06 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 67.39, Canadian National Railway Company has a dividend yield of 1.68%. We see a return on equity of 23.90%.

Looking more long-term Canadian National Railway Company, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 6.22%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 8.38% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 14.30% for this year and for the last five years a 14.50% growth has been seen.

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