Investors sold shares of Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) on strength during trading on Tuesday. $77.12 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $115.95 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $38.83 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, Kansas City Southern had the 12th highest net out-flow for the day. Kansas City Southern traded up $1.80 for the day and closed at $97.42

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on KSU shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Kansas City Southern from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $109.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, April 26th. Credit Agricole SA began coverage on shares of Kansas City Southern in a report on Thursday, May 19th. They issued an “underperform” rating and a $95.00 target price on the stock. Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $108.00 price objective on shares of Kansas City Southern in a research note on Saturday, June 18th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “market perform” rating and issued a $94.00 price objective on shares of Kansas City Southern in a research note on Thursday, July 7th. Finally, Cowen and Company increased their price objective on shares of Kansas City Southern from $88.00 to $99.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 19th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $95.56.

The stock has a market capitalization of $10.52 billion and a PE ratio of 21.73. The company’s 50-day moving average is $90.34 and its 200 day moving average is $85.28.

Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 19th. The company reported $1.11 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.08 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $569 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $572.20 million. On average, analysts anticipate that Kansas City Southern will post $4.57 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, July 6th. Stockholders of record on Monday, June 13th were issued a dividend of $0.33 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, June 9th. This represents a $1.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.35%.

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

Several hedge funds and institutional investors recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Morgan Stanley boosted its position in Kansas City Southern by 72.0% in the fourth quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 3,892,193 shares of the company’s stock valued at $290,630,000 after buying an additional 1,629,058 shares during the last quarter. Thornburg Investment Management Inc. boosted its position in 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 valued at $152,193,000 after buying an additional 1,323,073 shares during the last quarter. Trilogy Global Advisors LP boosted its position in Kansas City Southern by 108.9% in the fourth quarter. Trilogy Global Advisors LP now owns 662,891 shares of the company’s stock valued at $49,497,000 after buying an additional 345,601 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its position in Kansas City Southern by 10.3% in the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 2,977,890 shares of the company’s stock valued at $222,359,000 after buying an additional 277,901 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in Kansas City Southern by 27.2% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 857,030 shares of the company’s stock valued at $63,990,000 after buying an additional 183,408 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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