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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, CP

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, CP is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Railroads in the sector of Services. Based in Canada, Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, CP  has a market cap of 21826.96. Since its IPO date on the 12/30/1983, Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, CP performance year to date is 17.69%. Today Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, CP has gained 3.04%, with a current price of 153.55.

Ownership of the company is *TBA for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 67.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 16.80%. Return of assets are at 7.90%, with return on investment at 15.10%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, CP is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.82. While Total debt/equity is 1.9. With a profit margin of 24.40%, this is combined with a gross margin of 88.30%, and operating margin of 40.40%. Canadian Pacific Railway Limited ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.6, while the quick ratio is 0.5.

For the last year Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, CP has seen a EPS growth of -0.70%. A performance for the year of 2.04%. The 52-week high is -2.16%, and the 52-week low is 59.38%. The average volume for Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, CP is 184155.

With a target price of 159, can Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, CP reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, CP. Canadian Pacific Railway Limited has a P/E of 19.95 and a forward P/E of 16.56. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.43. Canadian Pacific Railway Limited also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.69 and 6.34 respectively. For P/cash, Canadian Pacific Railway Limited has a value of 285.69, while it is 83.85 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 153.55, Canadian Pacific Railway Limited has a dividend yield of 1.03%. We see a return on equity of 31.60%.

Looking more long-term Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 8.19%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 15.34% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -0.70% for this year and for the last five years a 16.90% growth has been seen.

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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