Canadian National R.R.

CNR-T

TSE:CNR

129.82
1.02 (0.78%)
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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Opinion
Expert
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.
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