Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its stake in Kansas City Southern Railway (NYSE:KSU) by 5.8% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 2,598,403 shares of the transportation company’s stock after acquiring an additional 143,418 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned about 2.53% of Kansas City Southern Railway worth $285,436,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Delpha Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Kansas City Southern Railway in the 4th quarter valued at about $102,000. Cerebellum GP LLC bought a new stake in shares of Kansas City Southern Railway in the 4th quarter valued at about $116,000. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC lifted its stake in shares of Kansas City Southern Railway by 182.8% in the 4th quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 1,414 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $149,000 after acquiring an additional 914 shares during the last quarter. Jump Trading LLC bought a new stake in shares of Kansas City Southern Railway in the 4th quarter valued at about $214,000. Finally, Scotia Capital Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Kansas City Southern Railway in the 4th quarter valued at about $223,000. 90.18% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

In other Kansas City Southern Railway news, CFO Michael W. Upchurch sold 2,074 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $110.15, for a total transaction of $228,451.10. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 15,590 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,717,238.50. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, VP Suzanne M. Grafton sold 300 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $107.97, for a total value of $32,391.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 10,955 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,182,811.35. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 0.70% of the company’s stock.

Kansas City Southern Railway opened at $108.96 on Thursday, according to MarketBeat Ratings. The company has a market cap of $11.14 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.26, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.35 and a beta of 0.79. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45, a current ratio of 0.69 and a quick ratio of 0.49. Kansas City Southern Railway has a one year low of $107.89 and a one year high of $109.16.

Kansas City Southern Railway (NYSE:KSU) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, April 20th. The transportation company reported $1.30 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.35 by ($0.05). The business had revenue of $638.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $639.39 million. Kansas City Southern Railway had a net margin of 36.75% and a return on equity of 11.98%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.17 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that Kansas City Southern Railway will post 6.19 EPS for the current fiscal year.

KSU has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Kansas City Southern Railway from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. BMO Capital Markets boosted their target price on Kansas City Southern Railway from $117.00 to $120.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research note on Friday, April 13th. Seaport Global Securities reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Kansas City Southern Railway in a research note on Friday, March 23rd. Morgan Stanley boosted their target price on Kansas City Southern Railway from $102.00 to $104.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday, April 6th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group boosted their target price on Kansas City Southern Railway from $122.00 to $132.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $117.79.

Kansas City Southern Railway Company Profile

Kansas City Southern, through its subsidiaries, provides domestic and international rail transportation services in North America. It serves a ten-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 ports along the Gulf of Mexico in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Kansas City Southern Railway (NYSE:KSU)

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