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Canadian National R.R. Stock Symbol: CNR-T

Last Price Recorded: $95.6200 on 2017-03-22

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Date Signal Expert Opinion Price
2017-03-14 DON'T BUY Daniel Lloyd

He would avoid rails in general. The idea of import taxes, trade wars, etc. it is not really conducive to goods crossing borders. This one particularly, does a lot of business taking foreign freight along the West Coast, and into the US. He would worry about that freight suddenly going directly to the US, as opposed to through Canada.


Price:
$96.060
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2017-03-13 COMMENT Matt Kacur

Still thinks there is upside in the rails. The fact that they have improved their ROC for about 6 years in a row, from 5% up to 9%, and if it can edge a little higher, valuation is going to go up as well. Canadian Pacific (CP-T) might be a little stronger.


Price:
$97.830
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Unknown
2017-03-02 BUY on WEAKNESS Jon Vialoux

The trend is still firmly higher. It has been trading in a rising trend channel for the past 6 months, and there is no indication it is going to stop here. The major moving averages are all pointing higher. Transportation tends to do well from about the end of January all the way through to May, and that is attributed to the pickup in industrial production in the more cyclical areas of the economy. It looks ideal to pick up on any pullback or weakness down to its 20 or 50 day moving averages. He has the 20 day at about $92, which would be a more opportune time to pick it up.


Price:
$95.020
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2017-02-24 COMMENT Bill Shaw

This has had quite a run in the past year. Efficiency ratios are excellent and management is good. Pays a modest dividend. It is fully valued.


Price:
$92.360
Subject:
CANADIAN DIVIDEND & REITS
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2017-02-13 BUY Paul Harris, CFA

18 times earnings.  You have a growing US economy and the Canadian economy is turning around.  There are large barriers to entry.  There are fewer competitors and those competitors are more rational.  He thinks you will see some increases in pricing.  It is a great place to be right now.  It trades at a discount to US peers. 


Price:
$93.460
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN/GLOBAL
Bias:
BEAR
Owned:
Unknown
2017-02-10 BUY Norman Levine

The best run and most profitable railroad in North America. As a long-term investor, he would continue to hold this. It will benefit from increasing economic growth in both Canada and the US. It is not as commodity related is Canadian Pacific (CP-T).


Price:
$92.380
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-02-06 WATCH Brian Acker, CA

CSX-N was the cheapest one and now Hunter Harrison may be taking a run at it.  CNR-T has a model price at $106.10 with a 17% upside still.  He does not like to buy them except at EBV-5, around $72 in this case.  All rails are very, very expensive here.


Price:
$89.740
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULL on FINANCIALS
Owned:
Unknown
2017-01-27 PARTIAL BUY Kash Pashootan

Canadian National (CNR-T) or Canadian Pacific (CP-T)? He likes both. Hunter Harrison leaving Canadian Pacific has somewhat neutralized it. On a valuation basis, you aren’t getting a bargain of one over the other. He would take a half position in both.


Price:
$92.370
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN DIVIDEND & PORTFOLIO CONSTRUCTION
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2017-01-23 BUY Steve DiGregorio

If there was one stock that he had to pick to hold forever to beat the TSX every year, it would probably be this one. A good area to be invested in.


Price:
$93.220
Subject:
CANADIAN DIVIDEND
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
No
2017-01-20 COMMENT Michael Simpson, CFA

The best rail in North America. Lowest operating ratio and generates a lot of free cash flow. Very customer focused. It continues having good growth. They don’t haul a lot of coal or oil, but incrementally that could be positive. He expects them to continue giving best class execution and continued dividend growth.


Price:
$93.450
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN DIVIDENDS
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-01-16 HOLD Paul Harris, CFA

Sell? Transports have done quite well in the last while and are up a fair bit. This is trading at about 18X earnings. The rail industry has consolidated quite heavily over the last 5-10 years, so you have seen them really thinking about ROI. Because they have a better efficiency and asset utilization, they’ve had better margins, and that is going to continue. With oil stabilizing and commodities doing a little better, you should see better returns over the next while.


Price:
$93.370
Subject:
GLOBAL LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-01-16 PAST TOP PICK Jason Mann

(Top Pick Feb12/16, Up 24.02%) He still holds it and has so for years.  It is reasonable cheap, rising and stable.  About 25% ROE.  PE is about 20 times.  They have a group of asset you can’t replicate anywhere else.  Buy more on weakness.


Price:
$93.370
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-12-23 COMMENT Lorne Zeiler

Canadian National (CNR-T) or Canadian Pacific (CP-T)?In his view, this one is the better choice. It is the best quality management, lowest cost operator and the company that puts the most money into their fleet. Trading at a slight premium to Canadian Pacific.


Price:
$91.520
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN DIVIDEND STOCKS & MACRO STRATEGY
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-12-19 BUY on WEAKNESS Peter Brieger

It is the best railroad in North America with the lowest operating ratio.  He would want to see it come off 5% more before buying it right now.  CP-T is a little cheaper at the moment but CNR-T has the best long term record.  You have to look at what they haul and what is the outlook for what they haul.  Then look at costs and cost cutting.  Dividends are not as important as for a utility or pipeline.


Price:
$90.000
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULL
Owned:
Yes
2016-12-05 HOLD Stephen Groff

It is a great company.  He has a small position.  He has a lot of respect for the management.  They are truly a machine.  Valuation is keeping him from increasing his position.  CP-T had more potential improvements so increased more.


Price:
$89.920
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN DIVIDENDS
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-22 COMMENT David Burrows

Transports began selling off at the beginning of the correction in 2015 in the US. That indicated there was probably weakness coming. Coming into this fall, transports were regularly picking up on a relative basis, versus the market. The north/south corridor may not be as good if there is trouble with NAFTA. East/west might be a little better for now.


Price:
$88.970
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Yes
2016-11-03 COMMENT Barry Schwartz

(Market Call Minute.) The best run railroad in the world. It has delivered terrific results for long-term investors.


Price:
$83.480
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE/MID CAPS
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2016-10-28 TOP PICK Bruce Campbell (1)

It is a good.   More US than Canada for economic exposure that pulled back about $4 this week.  It neat the estimates on the street.  Expect a 10% appreciation making it a double digit return.


Price:
$83.210
Subject:
CANADIAN LARGE
Bias:
SELECTIVE
Owned:
Yes
2016-10-26 DON'T BUY Cole Kachur

Kind of a bellwether Canadian stock. Just reported, and earnings were good. They are starting to see a little bit of headwind from their grain capacity. Also, they are not getting some of the premiums that they got moving oil. A good company, but fully valued. He would look elsewhere.


Price:
$84.300
Subject:
CANADIAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2016-10-14 BUY Don Vialoux

Rails look very interesting, both technically and seasonally. Technically, it is in a nice upward trend, and broke to a new high last week. Historically, railways hit a very important low around the 1st week of October and move higher right through until about the 1st week in January. They then take a bit of a rest and have another run through until springtime.


Price:
$87.150
Subject:
SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2016-10-13 COMMENT David Baskin

He currently does not have any rails. This has a lot to do with commodity prices, because the rails make so much of their money on the movement of bulk commodities. He is seeing a lot of changes in the commodity markets. A terrific company, but doesn’t think it is a compelling growth story.


Price:
$87.830
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2016-09-14 COMMENT Rick Stuchberry

If he is right on the market, rails will be fine, and will go up. He prefers this one right over Canadian Pacific (CP-T). Transports will go with the market. It makes sense that if the economy gets stronger, the transports will get stronger.


Price:
$80.920
Subject:
CANADIAN & INTERNATIONAL ADRs
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
No
2016-09-13 COMMENT David Burrows

Canadian National (CNR-T) or Canadian Pacific (CP-T)? When the market started to weaken last spring, one of the things that led the market to the downside was Transports. Over the last few weeks, transports have been picking up relative to the market, which is encouraging for the market. This is an interesting time to take a look at the transports. He has a simple view. CN is North-South; US-Mexico. CP is more about East-West and more about commodities and more about global trade. He prefers to make the trade on the North American block. CN right now is about 15% of forest products, and the housing market in the US has been growing now at about 10%. He would prefer this rail at this point.


Price:
$80.930
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Unknown
2016-09-13 BUY on WEAKNESS Christine Poole

(Market Call Minute.) She likes this, and is waiting for a pullback below $80.


Price:
$80.930
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-08-26 COMMENT Stan Wong

These names are considered cyclical because they are in the industrial space. The chart looks pretty decent in that it has broken above the 200 day moving average and staying above that. Also, oil prices have started to recover so the volume moving from A to B should start to improve. Some others he has been watching include CSX (CSX-X) and Union Pacific (UNP-N).


Price:
$84.640
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
No
2016-08-10 COMMENT Jon Vialoux

Transportation stocks tend to do well from about September all the way through to November, with an average gain of about 12%. October alone has tended to gain an average of 5.4%, and has been positive 80% of the time. Chart shows this broke above resistance, which goes back quite a way, and it is just trying to consolidate here. Momentum indicators are turning positive also. It looks good.


Price:
$81.930
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Unknown
2016-08-08 HOLD Don Vialoux

Moves lower this time of year, but is doing better this year at this time.  He would be cautious at these levels.  Look at indicators to see when you want to take profits, probably in the next couple of weeks.


Price:
$82.050
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Unknown
2016-08-02 COMMENT Greg Dean

The commodity downturn we saw happen 1.5 years ago, had a big impact on volumes, not just oil, but a number of things that were shipped by rail. This, and Canadian Pacific (CP-T) have become phenomenal businesses over the last 15 years in terms of returns. Rails are businesses he wants to own at the right price, and the right price on this was a couple of months ago, so he has not been adding to it since. This represents good value today. Prefers Canadian Pacific even though it is more expensive.


Price:
$80.990
Subject:
GLOBAL GROWTH
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-07-29 HOLD Lorne Zeiler

Trading at fair value, but doesn’t expect a lot of upside in the near term. He really likes that even though they have had declining revenues by about 11%, they are the leaders in their industry, the most cost-effective player and have been able to raise prices. In spite of the revenue decline, they are only down about 2.5% in terms of earnings. A cautionary note for the near term is that transport stocks tend to move with the market, and often tend to lead the market. If we see a 5%-10% pullback, this is good to follow. Trading at 18X forward earnings, a level that it has been trading at for the last 3-4 years. Doesn’t expect a lot of earnings growth in the near term. 16X forward earnings would be a great entry point. Dividend yield of 1.8%.


Price:
$82.770
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2016-07-25 BUY Norman Levine

(Market Call Minute) It is in the best position of the rail ways because of less commodity exposure and because it is North/South.


Price:
$83.990
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Yes
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