Is it Time to Buy These Shares? Analysts Weigh in on Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (NYSE:CP), Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:GPOR)

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (NYSE:CP) shares have a current ABR (average broker recommendation) of 1.29. This recommendation is offered by Zacks Research. The rating lands on a sliding numerical scale from 1 to 5. A recommendation of 5 would indicate a Strong Sell, and a 1 would signify a Strong Buy. The mean rating may help provide a general sense of analyst sentiment on company shares.

Sell-side analysts taken into consideration by Zacks have also provided price target estimates on shares of Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (NYSE:CP). The highest current target is $216. The lowest price target out of the polled analysts is presently $152.07. The consensus target price is currently noted at $173.095. Analysts may employ various techniques to help predict future stock price levels.

On the earnings front, Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (NYSE:CP) is expected to post quarterly earnings per share of $1.95. This is the current consensus figure provided by Zacks. Investors and analysts will be looking for the company to next post earnings on or around 2017-07-19. Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (NYSE:CP) most recently reported quarterly EPS of $1.9 for the quarter ending 2017-03-31. The gap between the actual and the projected estimate leading up to earnings created a surprise factor of 0%.

For the current quarter, analysts are expecting Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:GPOR) to report EPS of $0.17. This consensus estimate is provided by Zacks Research. After the period that ended on 2016-12-31, Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:GPOR) reported an EPS actual of $0.34. The difference between the actual and estimate resulted in a surprise factor of 61.9%. The company is expected to release their next earnings report on or around 2017-05-08. Interested parties will be watching to see how company results compare to what the Street was projecting for the fiscal period.

Shares of Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:GPOR) have a current ABR or average broker rating of 1.54. This consensus recommendation is also provided by Zacks Research. The recommendation falls on a scale between 1 and 5. A broker rating of 1 would translate into a Strong Buy. A rating of 5 would indicate a Strong Sell recommendation. This consensus broker rating may help shed some light on how the sell-side is currently viewing company stock.

Covering analysts often provide target price projections for company shares. The current Zacks consensus target price on shares of Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:GPOR) is $29. The top analyst target is $40, and the lowest target is $13 on the stock. Because of the different techniques used to gauge a company target price, estimates may be quite different from one analyst to another.

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