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Canadian National Railway Co CNI Stock Quote

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Last close prices updated as of Feb 06, 2023, 7:00 PM EST | USD | BATS BZX Real-Time Price
  • Last Close 118.36
  • Sector Industrials
  • Industry Railroads
  • Investment Style Large Blend
  • Day Range 118.27  –  119.93
  • Year Range 103.79  –  137.19
  • Market Cap 79.5879 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 804,181.0 /  1.0 Mil
  • Price / Sales 6.38
  • Price / Book 4.99
  • Forward Div Yield 2.00%
  • Trailing Div Yield 2.48%

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Intermodal Volumes and Industrial Markets Soften for Canadian National; 2023 Outlook Muted

Matthew Young Senior Equity Analyst

Business Strategy and Outlook

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While peers have caught up over the years, especially Canadian Pacific, Canadian National was long the highest-margin (lowest operating ratio, or OR) Class I railroad due to being the precision railroading pioneer in the 2000s. Recall that PSR architect Hunter Harrison left CN in 2009 and subsequently ended up applying his playbook at CP. Historically speaking, CN bolstered its velocity by making greater use of distributed-power locomotives and extending sidings at port staging areas. Running a scheduled railroad requires commitment to on-time train departures from both employees and customers queuing cars for departure. We think PSR is still in CN's DNA, though over the past few years, we sense management was focused more on growth than margins (albeit growth has been tempered in recent years by external events like congestion, strikes, blockages, tough weather, and so forth).

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Business Description

Canadian National's railway spans Canada from coast to coast and extends through Chicago to the Gulf of Mexico. In 2022, CN generated roughly CAD 17.1 billion in revenue by hauling intermodal containers (29% of consolidated revenue), petroleum and chemicals (19%), grain and fertilizers (16%), forest products (12%), metals and mining (11%), automotive shipments (5%), and coal (5%). Other items constitute the remaining revenue.

935 de La Gauchetiere Street West
Montreal, QC, H3B 2M9, CAN
Industry Railroads
Employees 23,971

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FAQs for Canadian National Railway Co Stock

Yes. CNI has a forward dividend yield of 1.97%. See CNI’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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CNI’s market cap is 79.59 Bil.
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CNI’s stock style is Large Core.
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CNI’s price/sales is 6.42.
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CNI’s price/forward earnings is 20.24.
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CNI’s price/book is 4.99.
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CNI’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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