Investors sold shares of Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) on strength during trading hours on Wednesday. $40.57 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $63.04 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $22.47 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, Kansas City Southern had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Kansas City Southern traded up $1.23 for the day and closed at $92.53

A number of analysts recently weighed in on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Kansas City Southern in a research note on Saturday, April 23rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Kansas City Southern from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $109.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, April 26th. Citigroup Inc. raised their target price on shares of Kansas City Southern from $91.00 to $108.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 19th. Bank of America Corp. upgraded shares of Kansas City Southern from an “underperform” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their target price for the stock from $77.00 to $106.00 in a research note on Wednesday, April 20th. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised their target price on shares of Kansas City Southern from $76.00 to $83.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 20th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $95.56.

The stock has a market capitalization of $9.99 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.64. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $90.00 and a 200 day moving average price of $84.66.

Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 19th. The company reported $1.03 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.97 by $0.06. The firm earned $563 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $569.37 million. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 6.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.03 EPS. Analysts predict that Kansas City Southern will post $4.58 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, July 6th. Shareholders of record on Monday, June 13th were given a dividend of $0.33 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, June 9th. This represents a $1.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.43%.

In other Kansas City Southern news, Director Robert J. Druten sold 3,240 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $89.94, for a total transaction of $291,405.60. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 21,524 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,935,868.56. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Other large investors recently made changes to their positions in the company. Thornburg Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Kansas City Southern by 185.0% in the fourth quarter. Thornburg Investment Management Inc. now owns 2,038,203 shares of the company’s stock worth $152,193,000 after buying an additional 1,323,073 shares during the last quarter. Mizuho Trust & Banking Co. Ltd. boosted its stake in shares of Kansas City Southern by 1.3% in the fourth quarter. Mizuho Trust & Banking Co. Ltd. now owns 168,858 shares of the company’s stock worth $12,541,000 after buying an additional 2,102 shares during the last quarter. GAM Holding AG boosted its stake in shares of Kansas City Southern by 346.1% in the fourth quarter. GAM Holding AG now owns 65,512 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,891,000 after buying an additional 50,825 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Kansas City Southern by 1.7% in the fourth quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 9,137,567 shares of the company’s stock worth $682,302,000 after buying an additional 150,173 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Ray Gerald L & Associates Ltd. boosted its stake in shares of Kansas City Southern by 0.6% in the fourth quarter. Ray Gerald L & Associates Ltd. now owns 48,380 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,613,000 after buying an additional 265 shares during the last quarter.

Kansas City Southern (KCS) is a transportation holding company with domestic and international rail operations in North America that are focused on the north/south freight corridor connecting commercial and industrial markets in the central United States with industrial cities in Mexico. The Company controls and owns The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR), a United States Class I railroad that serves a 10-state region in the midwest and southeast regions of the United States and has the shortest north/south rail route between Kansas City, Missouri and several key ports along the Gulf of Mexico in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

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