Canadian National Railway Company (CNI): Price and Financial Metrics

Canadian National Railway Company (CNI)

Today's Latest Price: $99.45 USD

1.08 (-1.07%)

Updated Oct 30 4:00pm

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Overall POWR Rating

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Industry Rank:

Ranked of 14 in Railroads

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CNI Stock Summary

  • CNI has a market capitalization of $73,112,187,600 -- more than approximately 97.39% of US stocks.
  • Of note is the ratio of Canadian National Railway Co's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; only 0.35% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • The ratio of debt to operating expenses for Canadian National Railway Co is higher than it is for about 86.37% of US stocks.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Canadian National Railway Co, a group of peers worth examining would be BTI, D, VALE, TOT, and RIO.
  • CNI's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Canadian National Railway Co's official web site, go to

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CNI Price/Volume Stats

Current price $99.45 52-week high $112.97
Prev. close $100.53 52-week low $65.13
Day low $98.69 Volume 987,997
Day high $100.27 Avg. volume 951,522
50-day MA $106.16 Dividend yield 1.74%
200-day MA $92.06 Market Cap 70.76B

Canadian National Railway Company (CNI) Company Bio

Canadian National Railway engages in rail and related transportation business in North America. The company offers transportation services that include rail, intermodal container, and trucking services, supply chain solutions, freight forwarding, customs brokerage service, industrial development, and marine services. The company was founded in 1922 and is based in Montreal, Canada.

CNI Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$99.45$34.49 -66%

Below please find a table outlining a discounted cash flow forecast for CNI, in which we model out valuation assuming a variety of terminal growth rates. To summarize, we found that Canadian National Railway Co ranked in the 22th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that all scenearios modelled for this stock suggest it is overvalued. The most interesting components of our discounted cash flow analysis for Canadian National Railway Co ended up being:

  • In the past 4 years, Canadian National Railway Co has a compound free cash flow growth rate of 0.03%; that's higher than only 24.03% of free cash flow generating stocks in the Industrials sector.
  • CNI's estimated cost of debt, based largely on its market capitalization and its interest coverage ratio, is 2%; for context, that number is higher than 33.75% of tickers in our DCF set.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

For other companies in the Industrials that have a similar discounted cashflow valuation profile (and ensuing price forecasts) as CNI, try FORR, LECO, BDC, GGG, and IEA.

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Below are the latest news stories about Canadian National Railway Co that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate CNI as an investment opportunity.

U.S. weekly rail traffic down 2.1%

The Association of American Railroads ((AAR)) reports total weekly US rail traffic down 2.1% Y/Y to 518,290 carloads and intermodal units for the week ending Sept. 26, 2020.Intermodal volumes continued the upside with the Y/Y increase of 5.5% to 294,144; However, carloads down 10.5% Y/Y to 224,146.3 of the 10 carload commodity...

Seeking Alpha | September 30, 2020

Outperforming the Market: CN (TSX:CNR) Is up 20%

Canadian National Railway (TSX:CNR)(NYSE:CNI) is a stellar investment option that continues to outperform the market. Here's what investors need to know. The post Outperforming the Market: CN (TSX:CNR) Is up 20% appeared first on The Motley Fool Canada .

The Motley Fool Canada | September 30, 2020

The Canadian Dollar Is Stronger: Take Advantage With This 1 Stock

The strong economic recovery should help the Canadian dollar gain over the U.S. dollar and other foreign currencies. Meanwhile, Canadian National Railway stock should benefit from a stronger currency. The post The Canadian Dollar Is Stronger: Take Advantage With This 1 Stock appeared first on The Motley Fool Canada .

The Motley Fool Canada | September 9, 2020

Canadian National Railway (TSX:CNR) Is a Great Company, But Could This Be Better?

Find out which stock might be a more intriguing investment than one of my favourite Canadian dividend-paying companies. The post Canadian National Railway (TSX:CNR) Is a Great Company, But Could This Be Better? appeared first on The Motley Fool Canada .

The Motley Fool Canada | September 9, 2020

Canadian National Railway Orders 50 Electric Trucks From Lion Electric

Canadian National Railway (NYSE: CNI ) has ordered 50 electric trucks from Canadian supplier Lion Electric Co. for intermodal operations in its largest urban markets, the companies announced Monday. The Canadian railway plans to deploy the trucks in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, CN JJ Ruest said during a news conference in Montreal. They will perform urban deliveries, container shuttle service and port operations. The trucks will help "reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but also noise pollution," Ruest said. "Trucks, let's … Full story available on

Benzinga | August 31, 2020

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CNI Price Returns

1-mo -6.58%
3-mo 2.13%
6-mo 24.58%
1-year 13.32%
3-year 30.28%
5-year 77.95%
YTD 11.46%
2019 24.27%
2018 -8.61%
2017 24.42%
2016 23.00%
2015 -17.55%

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