Canadian Pacific Railway Limited [CP] is -0.98% lower this YTD. Is it still time to buy?

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited [NYSE: CP] gained 0.04% or 0.03 points to close at $68.66 with a heavy trading volume of 4642072 shares. The company report on October 5, 2021 that CP to report third-quarter 2021 earnings results on Oct. 20, 2021.

CALGARY, AB, Oct. 5, 2021 Canadian Pacific (TSX: CP) (NYSE: CP) will release its third-quarter 2021 financial and operating results at 7:30 a.m. ET (5:30 a.m. MT) on Oct. 20, 2021.

CP will discuss its results with the financial community in a conference call beginning at 8 a.m. ET (6 a.m. MT) on Oct. 20, 2021.

It opened the trading session at $68.97, the shares rose to $69.15 and dropped to $68.43, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for CP points out that the company has recorded -8.26% loss over the past six months. However, it is still -16.79% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 4.61M shares, CP reached to a volume of 4642072 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Canadian Pacific Railway Limited [CP]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for CP shares is $82.30 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on CP stock is a recommendation set at 2.40. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Argus have made an estimate for Canadian Pacific Railway Limited shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Hold, with their previous recommendation back on August 12, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Stifel raised their target price to Hold. The new note on the price target was released on June 22, 2021, representing the official price target for Canadian Pacific Railway Limited stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $83, while Evercore ISI analysts kept a In-line rating on CP stock. On April 15, 2021, analysts increased their price target for CP shares from 390 to 440.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Canadian Pacific Railway Limited is set at 1.58, with the Price to Sales ratio for CP stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 7.18. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 5.10, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.08. Price to Free Cash Flow for CP in the course of the last twelve months was 28.78 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.60.

Trading performance analysis for CP stock

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited [CP] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 2.28. With this latest performance, CP shares gained by 0.16% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -8.26% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 8.69% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for CP stock in for the last two-week period is set at 52.86, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 58.95, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 49.49 for Canadian Pacific Railway Limited [CP]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 69.70, while it was recorded at 68.61 for the last single week of trading, and 73.28 for the last 200 days.

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited [CP]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Canadian Pacific Railway Limited [CP] shares currently have an operating margin of +42.81 and a Gross Margin at +44.66. Canadian Pacific Railway Limited’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +31.70.

Return on Total Capital for CP is now 19.66, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 15.44. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 33.97, with Return on Assets sitting at 10.54. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Canadian Pacific Railway Limited [CP] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 137.75. Additionally, CP Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 57.94, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 42.33. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 120.69, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 50.76.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Canadian Pacific Railway Limited [CP] managed to generate an average of $205,551 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 9.46 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.33.Canadian Pacific Railway Limited’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.60 and a Current Ratio set at 0.70.

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited [CP]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for CP. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Canadian Pacific Railway Limited go to 9.60%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Canadian Pacific Railway Limited [CP]

There are presently around $32,640 million, or 69.50% of CP stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of CP stocks are: TCI FUND MANAGEMENT LTD with ownership of 55,860,385, which is approximately 0% of the company’s market cap and around 0.02% of the total institutional ownership; ROYAL BANK OF CANADA, holding 38,873,677 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $2.67 billion in CP stocks shares; and FMR LLC, currently with $2.38 billion in CP stock with ownership of nearly -5.406% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Canadian Pacific Railway Limited stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of October and at the time of the October reporting period, where 219 institutional holders increased their position in Canadian Pacific Railway Limited [NYSE:CP] by around 25,675,995 shares. Additionally, 257 investors decreased positions by around 28,300,278 shares, while 120 investors held positions by with 421,410,946 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 475,387,219 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. CP stock had 47 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,201,456 shares, while 52 institutional investors sold positions of 4,804,439 shares during the same period.

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