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Is Canadian National Railway Company(NYSE: CNI), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Canadian National Railway Company (NYSE: CNI) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 11/26/1996. Canadian National Railway Company is in the Railroads industry and Services sector. Average volume for Canadian National Railway Company, is 933.95, and so far today it has a volume of 269038. Performance year to date since the 11/26/1996 is 16.97%.

To help you determine whether Canadian National Railway Company is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 18.53 and forward P/E is 17.22. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Canadian National Railway Company has a value for PEG of 3.07. P/S ratio is 5.38 and the P/B ratio is 4.42. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 409.65 and 44.14 respectively.

At the current price Canadian National Railway Company is trading at, 64.6 (-0.22% today), Canadian National Railway Company has a dividend yield of 1.76%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 30.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.49, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 9.27% after growing 14.30% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 0.10%, and -9.10% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 779.56, and the number of shares float is 772.9. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 77.80%. The float short is 1.25%, with the short ratio at a value of 10.36. Management has seen a return on assets of 10.00%, and also a return on investment of 15.50%.

The ability for Canadian National Railway Company, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.8, and quick ratio is 0.6. Long term debt/equity is 0.61 and total debt/equity is 0.7. In terms of margins, Canadian National Railway Company has a gross margin of 77.90%, with its operating margin at 43.90%, and Canadian National Railway Company has a profit margin of 29.50%.

The 52 week high is -1.97%, with 41.08% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 5.83% and the 200 day simple moving average is 10.60%.

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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