4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Canadian Pacific Railway

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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 (NYS: 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
IndustryRailroads
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$5.5 billion
ManagementCEO 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
Dividend Yield1.7%
CompetitorsBurlington Northern Santa Fe
Canadian National Railway
Union Pacific

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.

Just last month, one of those Fools, NHWeston102, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

[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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The article 4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Canadian Pacific Railway originally appeared on Fool.com.

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