Canadian Pacific Railway (NYSE:CP) (TSE:CP) is set to release its earnings data after the market closes on Thursday, January 18th. Analysts expect Canadian Pacific Railway to post earnings of $2.61 per share for the quarter.

Canadian Pacific Railway (NYSE:CP) (TSE:CP) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October 17th. The transportation company reported $2.31 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.31. Canadian Pacific Railway had a net margin of 27.92% and a return on equity of 31.91%. On average, analysts expect Canadian Pacific Railway to post $9 EPS for the current fiscal year and $10 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Canadian Pacific Railway (NYSE CP) opened at $181.62 on Wednesday. Canadian Pacific Railway has a 52 week low of $143.20 and a 52 week high of $187.42. The firm has a market cap of $26,360.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.35, a P/E/G ratio of 1.50 and a beta of 1.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.33, a quick ratio of 0.44 and a current ratio of 0.53.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 29th. Investors of record on Friday, December 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.44 per share. This represents a $1.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.97%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th. Canadian Pacific Railway’s dividend payout ratio is presently 17.78%.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on CP. Cowen lifted their target price on shares of Canadian Pacific Railway from $182.00 to $184.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and issued a $184.00 price target on shares of Canadian Pacific Railway in a report on Thursday, September 21st. Morgan Stanley raised their price target on shares of Canadian Pacific Railway from $214.00 to $225.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded shares of Canadian Pacific Railway from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Deutsche Bank started coverage on shares of Canadian Pacific Railway in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. They issued a “buy” rating and a $209.00 price target for the company. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $191.19.

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About Canadian Pacific Railway

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates a transcontinental freight railway in Canada and the United States. The Company operates through rail transportation segment. The Company’s transports bulk commodities, merchandise freight, and intermodal traffic over a network of approximately 12,400 miles.

Earnings History for Canadian Pacific Railway (NYSE:CP)

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