Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) – Investment analysts at CLSA lowered their FY2018 EPS estimates for shares of Kansas City Southern in a research note issued on Monday. CLSA analyst D. Lipschitz now expects that the brokerage will earn $5.50 per share for the year, down from their previous forecast of $5.57.

KSU has been the topic of a number of other reports. Vertical Research started coverage on Kansas City Southern in a report on Tuesday, October 11th. They set a “hold” rating on the stock. Aegis raised Kansas City Southern from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 target price on the stock in a report on Thursday, December 15th. Zacks Investment Research raised Kansas City Southern from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $101.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, September 20th. Loop Capital reissued a “buy” rating and set a $98.00 target price on shares of Kansas City Southern in a report on Thursday, January 5th. Finally, Stephens lowered Kansas City Southern from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a report on Friday, December 9th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have given a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $99.47.

Earnings History and Estimates for Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU)

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Shares of Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) traded up 2.16% on Thursday, hitting $83.89. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,844,612 shares. Kansas City Southern has a 52 week low of $62.20 and a 52 week high of $100.69. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $84.96 and its 200-day moving average price is $90.78. The firm has a market cap of $9.02 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.58 and a beta of 0.90.

Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 18th. The company reported $1.12 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.22 by $0.10. The company had revenue of $605 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $411.30 million. Kansas City Southern had a net margin of 20.90% and a return on equity of 11.57%. The firm’s revenue was down 4.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.21 earnings per share.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 18th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 30th will be given a $0.33 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, December 28th. This represents a $1.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.57%. Kansas City Southern’s dividend payout ratio is presently 29.33%.

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Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in Kansas City Southern by 1.4% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 9,452,097 shares of the company’s stock valued at $851,539,000 after buying an additional 133,749 shares in the last quarter. Winslow Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in Kansas City Southern during the second quarter valued at approximately $261,621,000. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. increased its position in Kansas City Southern by 1.1% in the third quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 2,832,641 shares of the company’s stock valued at $264,342,000 after buying an additional 29,885 shares in the last quarter. Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. increased its position in Kansas City Southern by 14.8% in the second quarter. Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. now owns 2,558,753 shares of the company’s stock valued at $230,518,000 after buying an additional 330,177 shares in the last quarter. Finally, BlackRock Fund Advisors increased its position in Kansas City Southern by 6.4% in the third quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 2,204,445 shares of the company’s stock valued at $205,719,000 after buying an additional 132,673 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 87.41% of the company’s stock.

About Kansas City Southern

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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