Canadian National R.R.

CNR-T

TSE:CNR

120.34
0.23 (0.19%)
The Canadian National Railway Company is a Canadian Class I freight railway headquartered in Montreal, Quebec that serves Canada and the Midwestern and Southern United States. CN's slogan is "North America's Railroad".
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TOP PICK
TOP PICK
May 1, 2020
The freight backbone for North America from Atlantic to Pacific to the US Gulf Coast. They work towards high capacity utilization, cost efficiency and technology enablement. They have boosted ROE to 23% over the past decade. It trades at 14 times earnings. This company is 100 years old and the iron will be in the ground adding to shareholder earnings for another 100 years to come, he thinks. Yield 2.01% (Analysts’ price target is $116.96)
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The freight backbone for North America from Atlantic to Pacific to the US Gulf Coast. They work towards high capacity utilization, cost efficiency and technology enablement. They have boosted ROE to 23% over the past decade. It trades at 14 times earnings. This company is 100 years old and the iron will be in the ground adding to shareholder earnings for another 100 years to come, he thinks. Yield 2.01% (Analysts’ price target is $116.96)
HOLD
HOLD
March 23, 2020
He thinks it is a pretty good company and the present crisis will not affect it as much as other sectors. Grain and so on will still have to be moved. It will be fine in the long term.
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He thinks it is a pretty good company and the present crisis will not affect it as much as other sectors. Grain and so on will still have to be moved. It will be fine in the long term.
WATCH
WATCH
March 17, 2020
The rails have held in relatively well despite all these shutdowns. Don't buy the rails until we see more stability in the economy. He's certainly watching this stock.
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The rails have held in relatively well despite all these shutdowns. Don't buy the rails until we see more stability in the economy. He's certainly watching this stock.
COMMENT
COMMENT
March 12, 2020
Rails have consolidated, so they have better pricing power. Rails are hard to duplicate. More environmentally friendly. Slower economic growth will make things difficult. Oil shipped by rail will slow down. This environment is a rough patch, but they're great businesses and will continue to be.
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Rails have consolidated, so they have better pricing power. Rails are hard to duplicate. More environmentally friendly. Slower economic growth will make things difficult. Oil shipped by rail will slow down. This environment is a rough patch, but they're great businesses and will continue to be.
HOLD
HOLD
March 11, 2020
Rails look fabulous here in terms of growth and valuation. You could sell them to put into a growth name. But if you have a tax situation, keep it, don't sell it.
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Rails look fabulous here in terms of growth and valuation. You could sell them to put into a growth name. But if you have a tax situation, keep it, don't sell it.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
March 9, 2020
He sold this by mistake on Friday. CNR broke support today, which is a big knock. It held off resistance for so long until today. He questions its growth long-term.
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He sold this by mistake on Friday. CNR broke support today, which is a big knock. It held off resistance for so long until today. He questions its growth long-term.
COMMENT
COMMENT
February 19, 2020
It's a recession call or non-recession call. If you expect the latter, then CN has room to run up to $140-150. If you're the former, then avoid this. CN is not recession-proof. He likes CN at this levels and expects it to grind higher at least into the summer. CN is a cyclical stock.
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It's a recession call or non-recession call. If you expect the latter, then CN has room to run up to $140-150. If you're the former, then avoid this. CN is not recession-proof. He likes CN at this levels and expects it to grind higher at least into the summer. CN is a cyclical stock.
BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
February 13, 2020
Rail shutdowns due to protesters. Any slowdown is not the company's fault, but due to external factors. If it got below $120, she'd put new money into it.
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Rail shutdowns due to protesters. Any slowdown is not the company's fault, but due to external factors. If it got below $120, she'd put new money into it.
BUY
BUY
February 10, 2020

CP-T vs. CNR-T. He likes the rails. There is no possibility of another national rail network in the US or Canada. He thinks CP-T has more levers to pull to offset volume declines in 2020. They have more projects they can do to offset mining sector headwinds.

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CP-T vs. CNR-T. He likes the rails. There is no possibility of another national rail network in the US or Canada. He thinks CP-T has more levers to pull to offset volume declines in 2020. They have more projects they can do to offset mining sector headwinds.

BUY
BUY
February 4, 2020
He likes it. CNR is a good diversified business, and fairly efficient. It's a steady eddy with decent growth.
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He likes it. CNR is a good diversified business, and fairly efficient. It's a steady eddy with decent growth.
BUY
BUY
January 16, 2020

CP-T vs. CNR-T. CP-T was at $220 in 2014 and broke out from there last year. It consolidated for 5 years. This is a great way to participate in economic growth.

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CP-T vs. CNR-T. CP-T was at $220 in 2014 and broke out from there last year. It consolidated for 5 years. This is a great way to participate in economic growth.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
January 14, 2020
(A Top Pick Jan 25/19, Up 13%) Will recover from last year's strike and tariffs. Targets $140 a year from now.
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(A Top Pick Jan 25/19, Up 13%) Will recover from last year's strike and tariffs. Targets $140 a year from now.
PARTIAL BUY
PARTIAL BUY
January 10, 2020

CP vs. CN Own both, but he prefers the cheaper CP. Same growth rate; he sees 10% EPS growth. Crude by rail will extend to 10 years and not stop soon. CP's balance sheet is weaker, though. CN trades at 18x PE, CP and 15.6x.

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CP vs. CN Own both, but he prefers the cheaper CP. Same growth rate; he sees 10% EPS growth. Crude by rail will extend to 10 years and not stop soon. CP's balance sheet is weaker, though. CN trades at 18x PE, CP and 15.6x.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
January 9, 2020
Freight backbone of the country. Top investor is Cascade LLC, the Bill Gates foundation, and the time horizon for an endowment fund is "forever". Not many companies are forever, and this is one. A great company. Very efficient. 24% ROE. Yield is 1.79%. (Analysts’ price target is $123.36)
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Freight backbone of the country. Top investor is Cascade LLC, the Bill Gates foundation, and the time horizon for an endowment fund is "forever". Not many companies are forever, and this is one. A great company. Very efficient. 24% ROE. Yield is 1.79%. (Analysts’ price target is $123.36)
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
January 8, 2020
Buy before earnings? He is not certain if he would buy it today -- so he would wait. Railroads are driven by economies, especially the industrial and agricultural sectors, and things are not growing. He does not think it is a compelling valuation -- trading over 4.5 times book and with a 20 PE. He would rather find other industrial picks, rather than the railroads.
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Buy before earnings? He is not certain if he would buy it today -- so he would wait. Railroads are driven by economies, especially the industrial and agricultural sectors, and things are not growing. He does not think it is a compelling valuation -- trading over 4.5 times book and with a 20 PE. He would rather find other industrial picks, rather than the railroads.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
January 8, 2020
(A Top Pick Feb 13/19, Up 32%) They will have a bad quarter, based on an analyst report, but looking ahead, the economy will continue to grow at a good pace and this will benefit CNR and the rails. CNR is protected because you can't easily duplicate their business. If the US-China trade war calms, CNR will do very well. Don't worry about the coming quarter, but look beyond that.
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(A Top Pick Feb 13/19, Up 32%) They will have a bad quarter, based on an analyst report, but looking ahead, the economy will continue to grow at a good pace and this will benefit CNR and the rails. CNR is protected because you can't easily duplicate their business. If the US-China trade war calms, CNR will do very well. Don't worry about the coming quarter, but look beyond that.
COMMENT
COMMENT
December 27, 2019
He’s bullish on 2020. He thinks volatility will decrease. He would buy puts. They have liquid options and by having a $115 put option that expires at the end of next year. You don’t have to sell your stock, but you buy insurance.
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He’s bullish on 2020. He thinks volatility will decrease. He would buy puts. They have liquid options and by having a $115 put option that expires at the end of next year. You don’t have to sell your stock, but you buy insurance.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
December 24, 2019
(A Top Pick Dec 28/18, Up 21%) A year ago, market sentiment was really bearish, though he was bullish. This was a contrarian call. There's more upside to come in CNR. Industrials will perform in 2020.
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(A Top Pick Dec 28/18, Up 21%) A year ago, market sentiment was really bearish, though he was bullish. This was a contrarian call. There's more upside to come in CNR. Industrials will perform in 2020.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
December 19, 2019
(A Top Pick Apr 09/19, Down 0.5%) He likes the rails. Headwinds include the global economy and the recent strike. Tailwinds will include stable trading now with the USMCA signed and the US-China trade deal entering phase one. CNR has good pricing power.
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(A Top Pick Apr 09/19, Down 0.5%) He likes the rails. Headwinds include the global economy and the recent strike. Tailwinds will include stable trading now with the USMCA signed and the US-China trade deal entering phase one. CNR has good pricing power.
BUY
BUY
December 18, 2019
He feels comfortable continuing to own this. The strike was a short term issue. It is the most profitable railroad in North America. The Prince Rupert terminal is a gold mine he thinks. He prefers owning Canadian rail companies over US entities. Yield 1.8%
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He feels comfortable continuing to own this. The strike was a short term issue. It is the most profitable railroad in North America. The Prince Rupert terminal is a gold mine he thinks. He prefers owning Canadian rail companies over US entities. Yield 1.8%
BUY
BUY
December 16, 2019
It is increasingly attractive. They are talking about their Prince-Rupert-of-the-East strategy. There are less utilized assets there. There is a lot of product moving from south China and it is cheaper to ship it through the Suez Canal and get it to the east coast of North America. A lot of manufacturing is moving out of China and to the south because of trade wars.
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It is increasingly attractive. They are talking about their Prince-Rupert-of-the-East strategy. There are less utilized assets there. There is a lot of product moving from south China and it is cheaper to ship it through the Suez Canal and get it to the east coast of North America. A lot of manufacturing is moving out of China and to the south because of trade wars.
BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
December 11, 2019
They did guide down due to lower volumes of crude and coal by rail. The stock has had a bit of a lift. He is still modelling 10% earnings growth for next year. If you think the economy is good going forward, this would be a good time to buy. He thinks you will be able to buy it cheaper.
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They did guide down due to lower volumes of crude and coal by rail. The stock has had a bit of a lift. He is still modelling 10% earnings growth for next year. If you think the economy is good going forward, this would be a good time to buy. He thinks you will be able to buy it cheaper.
BUY
BUY
December 9, 2019
He is seeing a rebound so some of these railroads are breaking out of multi-year channels they have been in which is not what you would see if the economy is slowing. You are starting to see some revisions up in earnings estimates.
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He is seeing a rebound so some of these railroads are breaking out of multi-year channels they have been in which is not what you would see if the economy is slowing. You are starting to see some revisions up in earnings estimates.
BUY
BUY
November 26, 2019
Moving sideways since April. Incredibly good buy here. It's basically Canada in a stock. A bit of cyclicality. You never have to worry about it. It's a buy when it's down 16-17%. No proper Canadian portfolio should be without it.
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Moving sideways since April. Incredibly good buy here. It's basically Canada in a stock. A bit of cyclicality. You never have to worry about it. It's a buy when it's down 16-17%. No proper Canadian portfolio should be without it.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
November 22, 2019
He’s looked at it a little while ago. They are in the business of hauling tons of things. Total tonnage of haul hasn’t increased very much recently. Net, the amount hasn’t changed. They have increased prices, which you can’t do forever. It is a well-run business, but it could run into a wall when they can’t increase efficiency and price. Expensive at close to 20 times.
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He’s looked at it a little while ago. They are in the business of hauling tons of things. Total tonnage of haul hasn’t increased very much recently. Net, the amount hasn’t changed. They have increased prices, which you can’t do forever. It is a well-run business, but it could run into a wall when they can’t increase efficiency and price. Expensive at close to 20 times.
BUY
BUY
November 19, 2019
It is a core holding for him. It started picking up when we got good vibes about China/US talks. Buy it now if you plan to hold it for any length of time.
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It is a core holding for him. It started picking up when we got good vibes about China/US talks. Buy it now if you plan to hold it for any length of time.
PARTIAL SELL
PARTIAL SELL
November 18, 2019
The train conductors are set to strike. He purchased it in '08/'09. He has been selling it this year. He sold half his position. They are the most efficient railroad in North America. This is a candidate to use to raise some cash.
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The train conductors are set to strike. He purchased it in '08/'09. He has been selling it this year. He sold half his position. They are the most efficient railroad in North America. This is a candidate to use to raise some cash.
BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
November 15, 2019
The rail companies are both carriers. There’s been crop problems in Western Canada so their grain moving operation is down. They are also general economy stocks, though it’s trading with high multiple right now. He wouldn’t add to positions right now. The stock will be hit if the economy slows.
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The rail companies are both carriers. There’s been crop problems in Western Canada so their grain moving operation is down. They are also general economy stocks, though it’s trading with high multiple right now. He wouldn’t add to positions right now. The stock will be hit if the economy slows.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
November 5, 2019
(A Top Pick Feb 13/19, Up 16%) Rails have consolidated and enjoy high barriers to entry. Sustainable growth allows them to increase margins and cash. It's cyclical, but now the rails are a great place to be.
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(A Top Pick Feb 13/19, Up 16%) Rails have consolidated and enjoy high barriers to entry. Sustainable growth allows them to increase margins and cash. It's cyclical, but now the rails are a great place to be.
HOLD
HOLD
October 24, 2019

CP-T vs. CNR-T. He owns CP-T and not CNR-T although both are excellent. He prefers Canadian rails to US rails. Both just reported modest volume headwinds but CNR-T had to cut their guidance and CP-T did not. The cuts are transitory in nature for both but over the next couple of years CP-T is positioned better to navigate through these volume headwinds.

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CP-T vs. CNR-T. He owns CP-T and not CNR-T although both are excellent. He prefers Canadian rails to US rails. Both just reported modest volume headwinds but CNR-T had to cut their guidance and CP-T did not. The cuts are transitory in nature for both but over the next couple of years CP-T is positioned better to navigate through these volume headwinds.

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Canadian National R.R.(CNR-T) Rating

Ranking : 5 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 33

Neutral - Hold Signals / Votes : 10

Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 7

Total Signals / Votes : 50

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Canadian National R.R.(CNR-T) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Canadian National R.R. stock symbol?

Canadian National R.R. is a Canadian stock, trading under the symbol CNR-T on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CNR-CT). It is usually referred to as TSX:CNR or CNR-T

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In the last year, 50 stock analysts published opinions about CNR-T. 33 analysts recommended to BUY the stock. 7 analysts recommended to SELL the stock. The latest stock analyst recommendation is TOP PICK. Read the latest stock experts' ratings for Canadian National R.R..

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What is Canadian National R.R. stock price?

On 2020-07-02, Canadian National R.R. (CNR-T) stock closed at a price of $120.34.