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Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ) Dips More Than Broader Markets: What You Should Know

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Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ - Free Report) closed at $47.06 in the latest trading session, marking a -0.49% move from the prior day. This change lagged the S&P 500's daily loss of 0.14%. Elsewhere, the Dow lost 0.45%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.02%.

Coming into today, shares of the oil and natural gas company had gained 13.62% in the past month. In that same time, the Oils-Energy sector gained 4.11%, while the S&P 500 lost 0.13%.

Wall Street will be looking for positivity from Canadian Natural Resources as it approaches its next earnings report date. This is expected to be March 3, 2022. In that report, analysts expect Canadian Natural Resources to post earnings of $1.46 per share. This would mark year-over-year growth of 1116.67%. Meanwhile, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenue is projecting net sales of $6.71 billion, up 74.3% from the year-ago period.

It is also important to note the recent changes to analyst estimates for Canadian Natural Resources. These recent revisions tend to reflect the evolving nature of short-term business trends. With this in mind, we can consider positive estimate revisions a sign of optimism about the company's business outlook.

Based on our research, we believe these estimate revisions are directly related to near-team stock moves. To benefit from this, we have developed the Zacks Rank, a proprietary model which takes these estimate changes into account and provides an actionable rating system.

Ranging from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), the Zacks Rank system has a proven, outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks returning an average of +25% annually since 1988. Within the past 30 days, our consensus EPS projection has moved 7.15% lower. Canadian Natural Resources is holding a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold) right now.

Looking at its valuation, Canadian Natural Resources is holding a Forward P/E ratio of 9.41. This represents a premium compared to its industry's average Forward P/E of 5.63.

The Oil and Gas - Exploration and Production - Canadian industry is part of the Oils-Energy sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 180, putting it in the bottom 30% of all 250+ industries.

The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our individual industry groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.

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