In today’s session Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (USA) (CP) registered an unusually high (5,018) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the October, 2016 call, expecting serious CP increase. With 5,018 contracts traded and 1724 open interest for the Oct, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: CP161021C00160000 closed last at: $1.3 or 36.8% up. About 281,904 shares traded hands. Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (USA) (NYSE:CP) has risen 24.30% since March 1, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.06% the S&P500.
Analysts await Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (USA) (NYSE:CP) to report earnings on October, 18. They expect $2.10 earnings per share, up 1.94% or $0.04 from last year’s $2.06 per share. CP’s profit will be $308.66 million for 18.02 P/E if the $2.10 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.59 actual earnings per share reported by Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (USA) for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 32.08% EPS growth.
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (USA) (NYSE:CP) Ratings Coverage
Out of 18 analysts covering Canadian Pacific (NYSE:CP), 9 rate it a “Buy”, 1 “Sell”, while 8 “Hold”. This means 50% are positive. $225 is the highest target while $128 is the lowest. The $171.73 average target is 13.44% above today’s ($151.38) stock price. Canadian Pacific has been the topic of 37 analyst reports since September 30, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. CLSA initiated the stock with “Underperform” rating in Thursday, May 19 report. Bernstein maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Thursday, April 21 report. TD Securities upgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Wednesday, October 21 report. The rating was downgraded by Buckingham Research to “Neutral” on Thursday, July 21. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, July 21. The stock has “Outperform” rating given by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, January 22. Stephens initiated Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (USA) (NYSE:CP) on Tuesday, March 15 with “Equal-Weight” rating. As per Wednesday, September 30, the company rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs. The stock has “Overweight” rating given by Atlantic Securities on Thursday, August 11. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, October 13 by Canaccord Genuity.
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited , together with its subsidiaries, operates a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States. The company has a market cap of $22.25 billion. The Firm operates in rail transportation segment. It has a 20.33 P/E ratio. The Company’s business mix includes bulk commodities, merchandise freight and intermodal traffic over a network of approximately 12,500 miles, serving the principal business centers of Canada from Montreal, Quebec, to Vancouver, British Columbia, and the United States Northeast and Midwest regions.
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