Headlines about Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) (TSE:CNR) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Canadian National Railway earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 45.9440093068004 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

CNI has been the topic of several analyst reports. BidaskClub downgraded Canadian National Railway from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 22nd. Barclays PLC reiterated an “equal weight” rating and issued a $81.00 target price (up from $69.00) on shares of Canadian National Railway in a research note on Wednesday, May 17th. Credit Suisse Group reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $84.00 target price (up from $78.00) on shares of Canadian National Railway in a research note on Thursday, July 13th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Canadian National Railway from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $93.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus lifted their target price on Canadian National Railway from $74.00 to $79.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 15th. Fourteen analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $80.56.

Canadian National Railway (NYSE CNI) opened at 79.37 on Wednesday. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $80.74 and its 200 day moving average price is $76.32. The firm has a market capitalization of $59.61 billion, a PE ratio of 19.82 and a beta of 1.11. Canadian National Railway has a one year low of $61.11 and a one year high of $84.48.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 8th will be issued a dividend of $0.3276 per share. This represents a $1.31 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.65%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 7th. This is a positive change from Canadian National Railway’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.31. Canadian National Railway’s payout ratio is currently 31.77%.

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Canadian National Railway Company Profile

Canadian National Railway Company is engaged in the rail and related transportation business. The Company’s network of approximately 20,000 route miles of track spans Canada and mid-America, connecting approximately three coasts, including the Atlantic, the Pacific and the Gulf of Mexico and serving the cities and ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert (British Columbia), Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile (Alabama), and the metropolitan areas of Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Chicago, Memphis, Detroit, Duluth (Minnesota)/Superior (Wisconsin), and Jackson (Mississippi), with connections to all points in North America.

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