Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, railroad operator Canadian Pacific Railway (NYSE: CP ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Canadian Pacific's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Canadian Pacific facts
|Headquarters (founded)||Calgary, Alberta (1881)|
|Market Cap||$14.5 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$5.5 billion|
|Management||CEO Hunter Harrison (since June 2012)
CFO Kathryn McQuade (since September 2008)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||11.6%|
|Cash/Debt||$82.0 million / $4.8 billion|
|Competitors||Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Canadian National Railway
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 387 members who have rated Canadian Pacific believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
[Canadian Pacific] has been in the shadow of [Canadian National Railway] for over a decade now, but appears about to move up. It holds a number of key lines, is less dependent on coal than many, and the rise of activists like [Bill Ackman] point [Canadian Pacific] towards a 10-15% expansion.
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