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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Canadian National Railway Company (NYSE:CNI)?

The company in question is, Canadian National Railway Company (NYSE:CNI) currently with a stock price of 65.44 (-0.03% today). The market cap for Canadian National Railway Company is 50971.22, and is in the sector Services, and Railroads industry. The target price for Canadian National Railway Company is 63.29. Currently Canadian National Railway Company is trading with a P/E of 18.89, and a forward P/E of 17.56. Average volume for Canadian National Railway Company is 874.31 and so far today it is 685700.

Performance in the last year for Canadian National Railway Company has been 24.20%. For EPS growth, Canadian National Railway Company has seen a growth of 14.30%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 9.14%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 14.50% over the last five years and could be 5.99% for the next five years. Canadian National Railway Company has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -9.10%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 0.10%. The 20-day simple moving average is 4.87%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 11.32%.

Since the IPO date for Canadian National Railway Company on the 11/26/1996, Canadian National Railway Company has seen performance year to date to be 18.23%. With Canadian National Railway Company trading at 65.44, the dividend yield is 1.74%, and the EPS is 3.46.

So could Canadian National Railway Company, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 18.89. The PEG is 3.16, P/S is 5.48 and the P/B is at 4.51. The P/cash is 417.45, with P/free cash flow at 44.96.

Canadian National Railway Company ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.8, and the quick ratio is 0.6. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.61, and total debt/equity at 0.7.

In terms of margins, Canadian National Railway Company has a gross margin of 77.90%, an operating margin of 43.90% and a profit margin of 29.50%.Payout ratio for Canadian National Railway Company is 30.20%. Return on assets come to 10.00% with return on investment coming to 15.50%.

Insider ownership for Canadian National Railway Company, is at 0.20% and institutional ownership comes to 77.80%. Outstanding shares are at 778.9. While shares float is 768.64. The float short is currently 1.12%, and short ratio is 9.83.

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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