Today's Top Gainers: Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (NYSE:CP)

As Q4 earnings announcement date approaches, Wall Street is expecting earnings per share of $1.09.

Since 2011, the average speed of Canadian Pacific's trains improved 40 per cent to 23.5 mph, and its earnings per share more than doubled from 2012 to 2016 to $10.63 in Canadian dollars. 22 Analysts reported that the Price Target for Canadian National Railway Company might touch $78.83 high while the Average Price Target and Low price Target is $68.45 and $49.69 respectively.

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Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters had expected adjusted net income of $ 2.38 a share on Total Revenue of $ 1.26 billion.

The Calgary-based company reported a 20.4 percent jump in net income to C$384 million ($290 million), or C$2.61 a share, in the fourth quarter ended December 31, from C$319 million, or C$2.08 per share, a year earlier.

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Canadian Pacific Railway Limited has a total market capitalization of 22140.66 with a return on assets (ROA - calculated by dividing the total annual earnings by the company's total assets - illustrates how profitable a company really is in relation to its total assets) of 7.90%. The company has its outstanding Shares of 147.3 Million.

OMAHA, Neb. _ The executive who orchestrated the financial turnaround of Canadian Pacific railroad over the past five years is teaming up with an activist investor to target CSX railroad. The Hedge Fund company now holds 168,901 shares of CP which is valued at $25,105,445. CIBC boosted their target price on Canadian Pacific Railway Limited from C$215.00 to C$225.00 in a research report on Thursday, January 5th. Cohen Capital Management added CP to its portfolio by purchasing 1,500 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $212,145. Vertical Research assumed coverage on Canadian Pacific Railway in a report on Tuesday, October 11th. According to these analysts, the Low Revenue Estimate for Canadian National Railway Company is 2.38 Billion and the High Revenue Estimate is 2.55 Billion. Canadian National Railway Company got Upgrade on 12-Jan-17 where investment firm BofA/Merrill Upgrade the stock from Underperform to Neutral. Analyst had a consensus of $3.11.

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If we look at the Volatility of the company, Week Volatility is 2.37%, whereas Month Volatility is at 1.83%. Harrison in a statement noted that the company still generated C$1 billion in free cash flow for the full year and increased full-year earnings per share by 27% despite the economic headwinds.